Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that Frank Lampard and Everton have to sell Richarlison to finance the signing of other players.
Frank Lampard is keen on strengthening his squad for next season after Everton was lucky to escape relegation.
Richarlison was impressive last season after he played a vital role in Everton’s survival in the Premier League. The Brazilian international scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists in 30 Premier League appearances for Everton last season.
The 25 years old Brazilian international joined Everton in 2018 from Watford for £50 million and has become one of the key players at Everton. Richarlison has scored 53 goals in 153 appearances for Everton.
Richarlison has emerged as the transfer target for Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspurs. The 25 years old has expressed his desire to leave the Merseyside club this summer.
However, Harry Redknapp believes Everton may be forced to cash in on the Brazilian international in their quest to raise funds to bolster their squad this summer.
What did Harry Redknapp say?
In an interview with talkSPORTS, the former Tottenham Hotspurs manager said: “He has got ability, there is no doubt about that.
“He can drive you mad though at times when you see him driving about, and whatever he gets up to. He can certainly play, though, and score, and he has managed to get assists.
“But if Frank has no money to spend, he is going to have to sell. Sometimes you have to sell your best player to try and get two or three in.
“He [Lampard] needs to strengthen that team. That team that Everton has got at the moment, they are going to struggle.
“I am desperate for Everton to do well, I kicked every ball with Frank this season, but I think they are going to be struggling again.”
Meanwhile, former Manchester United forward Teddy Sheringham believes Richarlison is not the type of player Tottenham Hotspurs need.
The former Manchester United forward said via Lord Ping: “I don’t think he’s what is needed now. Tottenham has got good attacking players; Kane, Son, Kulevski, and Bergwijn are still there, and Moura is still there.
“We’ve got players in the Richarlison mold and I don’t think he would be a statement signing that would get teams worried. If they were to sign him what would the result be?
“You need players that are going to take you to the next level and I don’t think Richarlison is one of them. I don’t think he’s the ideal man to make a statement for Tottenham.”