Leeds expert cites Raphinha after source's 'massive' Everton transfer update
Everton should sell Richarlison this summer to fund a squad rebuild, according to Paul Robinson.
The ex-Leeds and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old has not lived up to his “massive price tag” this season.
Richarlison scored his ninth goal of the campaign on Sunday as the Toffees grabbed a vital three points against Chelsea.
No player has more goals or assists than the Brazil international for the Toffees this season.
However, a recruitment source told Football Insider (2 May) that Everton will listen to offers for Richarlison this summer.
The club are confident of getting at least £50million for the striker, who is under contract at Goodison Park until June 2024.
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Robinson compared Richarlison’s situation to that of Raphinha at Leeds United.
“He has been in and out of form this season,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
I don’t think he’s been good enough in all honesty. They’re down in the bottom three for a reason.
“Richarlison has a massive price tag on his head and a massive reputation.
“He has not performed enough this season. He has scored a few important goals but it’s not been enough. Most of the Everton players have underperformed and he is one of them.
“They need a huge overhaul in the summer but the financial situation is difficult. They will have to sell before they buy. If Everton can get a good price for Richarlison they should cash in and revamp their squad with that money.
“I think it’s a similar situation to Raphinha at Leeds. They are the kind of luxury players you can afford to cash in on. Everton need players out of the door to bring in finances.
“They need players who are going to keep them in the Premier League next season. Richarlison isn’t consistent enough.”