Manchester United and Barcelona are probably watching the summer move of the Brazilian striker Richarlison, whose value Everton estimates at 100 million pounds.
According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United and Barcelona were ordered to transfer a transfer fee of at least £ 100m if they wanted to sign a contract with Everton Richarlison in the summer transfer window.
Richarlison has been a revelation since he moved to the Premier League in 2017. After signing a contract with Watford from Fluminense, the striker began to revive life in England and while in the second half of the campaign 2017-18 the situation was over, the 22-year-old star grew.
Everton called last summer and after big money moved to Goodison Park, Richarlison is doing great, becoming a key element of Marco Silva's website. The Brazilian ended the 2018-19 season with 14 goals and 2 assists from 38 appearances in all competitions.
This form led to Richarlison being elected to the upcoming Copa America in Brazil, and fueling much speculation about his future with Everton. It is believed that several clubs throughout Europe have drawn attention to his exploits, including the champion La Liga, Barcelona.
The Catalans want to strengthen their positions in the attack before the next season, and Luis Suarez does not force the young and Philippe & Coutinho to fail to meet the high expectations imposed on his shoulders. Also a friend from Brazil Malcom had a disappointing debut campaign in Barcelona too.
The future of Coutinho in Camp Nou is far from certain, just like Malcom. If either of these two or both left this summer, there would be few attack options for the champions of La Liga, which may be the reason for their alleged interest in Richarlison.
However, they will have to fight with Premier League giants, Manchester United, for signing. Red Devils are also on the market to get new additions to their attacking unit after the disastrous campaign 2018-19, which ended them in the top four in the Premier League and missed qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Manchester United is expected to finish the contract with youngster Swansea City Daniel James in the coming weeks, but also will have an eye on Richarlinson, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to renew the team ahead of the coming period.
Considering how important he was in his debut season, Everton is not about to sell the 22-year-old in the current transfer window. However, if they push to push, the Toffees will listen to offers of at least £ 100m as reported, which will be more than double the fee they paid Watford for signing it a year ago.
Richarlison advocates staying in the Premier League, adds a report that gives Manchester United an advantage in the pursuit. However, the chance to play in the Champions League may tempt him to consider moving to Barcelona. It will show how this story will develop in the coming weeks.