This is Tottenham latest News coming to you live from SportEarly as Pundit didn’t hide his feelings by criticising Tottenham over new boy deal Richarlison.
Steven Nicol stated on ESPN FC that he finds it hard to believe Richarlison cost Tottenham Hotspur £60 million to acquire from Everton this summer.
To compete with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Dejan Kulusevski in attack, Antonio Conte was desperate to add a fresh attacker. The Spurs manager has identified a player in Richarlison who can easily play all three positions, giving the trio coverage.
If all the add-ons from the Richarlison trade by Everton materialise, Spurs may end up paying as much as £60 million for the Brazilian (Guardian). So is a significant sum of money, and Nicol is perplexed as to why Tottenham paid that much.
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On their most recent episode of ESPN FC Extra Time, the commentator and presenter Dan Thomas got into a discussion over Richarlison. Nicol was genuinely perplexed when the latter stated that the Brazilian would be a lock to start.
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“How many games is Richardson going to get?” asked about Nicol.
The commentator was completely taken aback when Thomas replied, “A lot, a lot of games.”
What about Richardson at Tottenham? Nicol enquired. “So, first of all, who’s seated? Son?”
When the presenter stated that Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Richarlison would make up Tottenham’s front three the next season, Nicol replied, “So, Kulusevski was terrific in the second half of last season, and he’s at the door? Not a chance.
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By the way, Richardson is not a finisher. He’s not a natural finisher, I’m telling you, and I doubt he’ll play as many games as you anticipate. I find it hard to believe Richarlison cost £60 million.
Antonio Conte will have a difficult time choosing a right winger, but this is a nice problem to have.
No matter who Tottenham signs this summer, Kane and Son will always start. That leaves Dejan Kulusevski to contend with Richarlison for the right flank position when the season begins.
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Kulusevski merits to remain in the starting lineup as things are. The Swede just joined Spurs in January of this year, but in the 20 games he played for them in all competitions, he was outstanding.
The outcome will be very intriguing to see, but Richarlison gives Tottenham a far better team than they had before.
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