Tottenham are reportedly ready to listen to offers for Richarlison less than a year after signing for the club in a club-record £60m move from Everton.
The 26-year-old Brazilian moved to N17 last summer from the Toffees with Antonio Conte persuading Daniel Levy to part with a hefty fee. If add-ons are met, the striker is due to become Tottenham’s all-time costliest transfer. But the striker has struggled to nail down a regular place at the club, scoring a paltry three goals.
Indeed, two of those goals came in one Champions League game (against Marseille). And his only Premier League goal came in a recent 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. Shockingly, Richarlison has as many yellow cards (three) as he does goals for Spurs from his 32 appearances.
However, chances as a central striker have been few and far between with Harry Kane in such imperious form. And while he can play elsewhere across the attackj, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski have been largely preferred alongside the England captain.
That has left the 42-times capped Brazil striker with more goals for his country this season than his club.
And having made clear his frustrations with a sweary rant at the man who signed him, Conte, it has been a season to forget for Richarlison.
However, it seems a parting of ways could now be on the cards after just one season at Tottenham.
Indeed, reports in March claimed Real Madrid were considering an approach for his services this summer.
Inter Milan join Real Madrid in Richarlison hunt
Los Blancos continue to rely on the evergreen Karim Benzema in attack. And while the 35-year-old looks set to stay for another season, they are turning thoughts to life after the 433-goal Frenchman.
Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti’s side continue to be linked with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. However, with a deal for Jude Bellingham on the cards, moves for either of those elite strikers appears beyond them.
Instead, AS claims they are looking at Richarlison as a cheaper alternative. And they believe they could prise him away from Spurs for a discounted fee.
They are not the only club keen, either, with Inter Milan also credited with an interest. They are considering their attacking options next season with Romelu Lukaku due to return to parent club Chelsea. And there remains strong interest in Lautaro Martinez, who is back on Manchester United’s radar.
As such, the Champions League semi-finalists could turn to Richarlison as a replacement.
Aware of the interest, reports in Spain claim Richarlison is talking with his agent over a possible move away from Spurs. The move to north London has now developed as he will have hoped. And the striker knows he needs to play more regular football if he’s to retain his place in a competitive la selecao Brasil attack.
Spurs open to Brazilian’s exit
And those reports claim Richarlison is open to the possibility of leaving Tottenham.
Furthermore, it’s also believed Daniel Levy would not stand in his way were a decent offer to arrive.
The Spurs supremo has been disappointed by what he has seen from the Brazilian. And while he accepts his sale would come at a loss, he is seemingly willing to let the 26-year-old move on and is understood to believe the money spent on his signing would have been better spent elsewhere.
However, Richarlison’s future may yet be impacted by Kane. And if the England skipper decides to push for a move, Levy may be opposed to allowing two strikers to leave in the same summer.