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Spurs ace Richarlison: Chelsea and Arsenal both wanted me
Spurs ace Richarlison: Chelsea and Arsenal both wanted me

Richarlison admits choosing Tottenham over Chelsea and Arsenal when leaving Everton this summer.

Things could have turned out differently for Richarlison, with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea eyeing a move during the window.

With that interest though, he has since spoken about what influenced his move in an interview with ourFourTwo, saying: “I was on holiday in Brazil when I heard that Tottenham had made Everton an offer.

“I was happy, because they are a huge team. Then it was all about the clubs negotiating a deal, and fortunately everything went well. Antonio Conte called me during the negotiations and expressed how much he’d like to have me on board – that was vital for my decision.”

When asked about the interest from London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, he added: “I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know? It’s as simple as that.

“Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest. I signed the contract during my holiday in the Pantanal [a remote region of Brazil].”


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