Antonio Conte set for Tottenham bust-up after Richarlison update - pundit
Richarlison could “frustrate” Antonio Conte if he signs for Tottenham, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed Richarlison has “nicked” moves and not worth a big transfer fee.
The Athletic reported on Saturday (11 June) that Spurs are interested in signing the 25-year-old but will only make a move if he is available at the right price.
It is claimed that Everton will command a fee of at least £51million for the Brazil international as they look set to make significant sales this summer.
A recruitment source told Football Insider earlier this year (17 April) that Richarlison, who has two years left to run on his contract, has told his representatives he wants to find a new club in the summer window.
“Richarlison, I’m not too sure about,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“He lies on the floor too much for me. He could frustrate Conte.
“I’m not sure he’s worth that money. I feel he’s nicked a lot of moves for how good he actually is.
“He’s had some big transfers and I don’t rate him, to be honest.
“I would take Gabriel Jesus all day, every day of the week over Richarlison.
“It’s a strange one from Conte.”
Richarlison scored 10 goals in 30 Premier League games in the 2021-22 season as Everton finished 16th and narrowly avoided relegation by just four points.
He has scored 48 times in 173 top-flight games in his time at Everton and Watford.
In other news, Tottenham are set to bag two new signings after late-night talks.