Richarlison reveals Arsenal and Chelsea interest before Antonio Conte called him and convinced him to join “big” Tottenham

Richarlison revealed that both Chelsea and Arsenal were interested in signing him this summer.

The Brazilian striker completed the move from Everton to Tottenham after spending four years at Goodison Park.

Richarlison got off to a good start in life at Tottenham

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However, it could have been very different, with Chelsea and Arsenal interested in him too.

Since joining Antonio Conte’s side, the 25-year-old has certainly proved to be a key part of his plans with two crucial Champions League goals and two Premier League assists.

While Richarlison is hoping to add a lot more where he comes from, it could have been very different with the striker admitting that historic rivals Tottenham were also looking for his signature.

Speaking while on the national team with Brazil, Richarlison said: “I know Chelsea made an offer and I think Arsenal also contacted Everton to inquire about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid. the share, you know? “

Discussing the reason for his £ 60 million transfer valuation, Richarlison said: “It’s that simple.

“Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Fair Play financial problem, and the negotiations were very short, to be honest.

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The Brazilian now hopes to establish himself as a true Spurs favorite.

“I was on vacation in Brazil when I found out that Tottenham had made an offer to Everton.

“I was happy because they are a great team. Then it was about getting the clubs to negotiate a deal and luckily everything worked out.

“Antonio Conte called me during the negotiation and expressed how much he would have liked to have me on board, it was fundamental for my decision”.

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