By Paul Robinson

16th Nov, 2021 | 5:30pm

Everton could be forced to sell Richarlison after £35m reveal from Kieran Maguire - pundit

Everton may cash in on Richarlison next year because of financial fair play rules.

That is the view of former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the financial problems at Goodison Park.

Analysis from Football Insider finance expert Kieran Maguire has revealed how the Toffees are £35million behind their FFP target.

This explains why Rafael Benitez was given limited funds in the summer transfer window.

Richarlison is one of Everton‘s most valuable commodities and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in recent seasons.

Robinson suggested a £50million move could be in the offing.

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“It is difficult,” he told Football Insider.

“When you look at the club and the manager, they will be wanting to bring players in, not sell them.

“Everton’s lack of spending in the summer was a little insight into their problems. They clearly had one eye on FFP when they were signing players like Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend. 

“£35million isn’t a lot of money in this day and age. It is not something that they can’t change.

“What could they do? There has always been talk about Richarlison leaving. He has been touted for a £50million move.

“That could solve their FFP problems and give them money to spend.

“I suspect they will want to hold onto their squad though. If they get European football it is a completely different conversation.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Everton will be ‘absolutely delighted’ with a ‘£10million-a-year’ windfall imminent.