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Report: 'Top-class' Everton player is now likely to leave the club in 2022

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Richarlison is rated as ‘likely’ to leave Everton in 2022 by EuroSport.

Likely to leave

PSG were linked with Richarlison this summer, but no move materialised with Kylian Mbappe ultimately staying in the French capital.

It is widely expected that this will be Mbappe’s last season with PSG though, and if he does go then a move for Everton’s Richarlison is already being lined up.

The Brazilian striker’s representatives apparently were in France last weeks for talks with Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and EuroSport don’t suggest that chances of him staying at Everton look strong.

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Tough to replace

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If Richarlison does leave Goodison Park it would be a major blow to both Everton and Rafael Benitez.

While the Toffees would surely stand to make a sizeable fee for the 24-year-old, replacing him would be extremely difficult.

Richarlison, who was once called ‘top class’ by Jurgen Klopp (BBC Sport), is a proven Premier League scorer, and his aerial ability combined with his technical skill makes him a hard opponent to mark.

He has been a key player under Benitez so far, where he has scored one goal in his first three games.

And if Everton were to lose him, it would be difficult to find a player of equal quality to come in.

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