Journalist claims that Saudi Arabian teams are “concretely interested” in the Spurs star.
According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, Saudi Pro League teams expressed a strong desire to get Richarlison last summer, and he hinted that they would make another move for the Brazilian player at the end of the current campaign.
Since the day Richarlison arrived at Hotspur Way, Ange Postecoglou has openly supported the player, and the 26-year-old is now beginning to show the Australian his gratitude after finding his scoring form over the past month.
With Son Heung-min away with South Korea at the Asian Cup, the former Everton player will have a lot of burden to carry over the next few weeks.
Just over a month ago, there were rumors circulating that Saudi teams would make a move for the Tottenham attacker in the January transfer window. The forward is reportedly valued at £60 million (90 minutes) by the Lilywhites.
This summer, will Richarlison relocate to Saudi Arabia?
Richarlison’s move this window appears doubtful, but Law has already stated that he would not be shocked if the striker went to the Middle East the next summer.
About Tottenham’s number nine, the journalist said to the Last Word is Spurs podcast: “Right at the end of the last summer transfer window, there was some interest from Saudi Arabia.” I don’t believe a formal proposal was submitted since, in my opinion, it was too late to accomplish anything of any real value.
Saudi Arabia showed some real interest in the situation. That is still the case, and I can see Richarlison relocating to Saudi Arabia eventually. Now, two months ago, if you had asked, I might have answered that I could see it for January. However, given the story and narrative around Richy—you mentioned that he has scored a few goals and appears to be in a better place personally—I would now be quite shocked.
Nonetheless, Spurs would have to consider a ridiculous bid if Saudi Arabia entered the game. I don’t get the sense that a dumb bid is about to arrive. Now that I know there is Saudi interest, I would be very surprised if he left in January, but not astonished.
“It would not surprise me in the slightest if Richarlison ended up in Saudi Arabia at some point within the next 12 months, and I do believe that it could be revisited in the summer.”
Whether Tottenham would think about moving Richarlison at the conclusion of the season is still too early to tell. The 26-year-old’s form over the following six months may determine the response.
Whatever happens with the Brazilian, it is expected that the Lilywhites will sign a top-tier center-forward next summer.