Tottenham close in on HUGE double signing as deal with Everton for Richarlison is expected to be finalised in the next 24 HOURS… and Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet is also joining on loan!
- Spurs are hoping to add Richarlison to their list of signings in this window
- Talks between Spurs and Everton are focusing on the structure of the fee
- Spurs are also set to sign Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona
- The deal for Lenglet will go through but Spurs still want other defenders
Tottenham expect to finalise the transfer of Everton striker Richarlison within the next 24 hours and have agreed to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on loan.
Everton want over £50m for the Brazilian and talks are focusing on the structure of the fee. His previous club Watford are due 10 per cent of anything over £40m.
The two sides have been locked in talks in recent days. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met with good friend and Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright for dinner at Scott’s in London on Monday evening.
Richarlison is set to swap Everton for Tottenham as talks between clubs over his fee continue
Various Tottenham players have been mentioned as potential makeweights though winger Steven Bergwijn, who was considered by Everton earlier in the window, has expressed a preference to join Ajax or another Champions League side.
Proposals involving Harry Winks have also been dismissed.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is looking to add to his squad quickly and prepare his team well in advance of the transfer window closing.
He has already brought in Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and is looking to add attacking depth to what was at times a stretched squad last season.
Daniel Levy (L) and Bill Kenwright met in London to continue talks over transfer of Richarlison
Richarlison is a key target for Tottenham this summer and has a £60million price tag
Tottenham also have a loan deal ready for Lenglet but are continuing talks over other defenders.
Atletico Madrid want right-back Emerson Royal but that hinges on Tottenham’s talks with Middlesbrough over Djed Spence.
The signing of Richarlison would boost Conte’s options with the Brazilian international able to operate out wide or up front comfortably.
He would be able to provide competition in attacking areas as well as deputy for Harry Kane, limiting pressure on Son Heung-min.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte is on the brink of sealing a loan deal for Clement Lenglet
Everton are willing to listen to offers for the 25-year old because, despite avoiding relegation last season, their financial situation is still precarious.
They can raise capital through player sales and will look to give manager Frank Lampard as much money as possible to rebuild a competitive side.
In total, Richarlison has made 152 appearances for Everton since joining from Watford in 2018 for £40m, scoring 53 goals.
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