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Journalist: Tottenham could walk away from signing 'magnificent' player with club-record fee demanded

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Everton forward Richarlison but they could walk away from things before a bid is even tabled by the club.

Reports over the weekend had suggested Richarlison was now a top target for Spurs. The Brazilian striker is said to be open to leaving Goodison Park after starring once again for the Toffees last term.

However, Everton are thought to be demanding north of £60m for Richarlison before they even sit at the negotiating table and according to journalist Dean Jones, that could force Tottenham to walk away. Jones, who was speaking on the Football Terrace podcast, claims that the price-tag could prove too much for Spurs.

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Jones says that while Spurs do hold an interest in Richarlison, there is some nervousness around spending so much on a player who would still be second-fiddle to Harry Kane. It’s suggested that while Spurs do want more attacking depth, they don’t plan on spending so much on a Kane back-up.

Richarlison is being monitored by a number of clubs but remaining in England is thought to be his priority. As has been reported, Spurs’ London rivals, Arsenal, are big fans of the Brazilian.

TBR’s View: £60m+ Is Huge For Tottenham To Spend On Richarlison

There are pros and cons to Tottenham spending such a sum on Richarlison. One one hand, they need quality in the squad and with a Champions League run to come, having a proven player on board would help.

On the other hand, there is the issue of spending so much money on a player who might not even be guaranteed a start. Yes, Richarlison can play on the right and left if needed, but as a striker, he isn’t displacing Kane.

Ultimately, Spurs will have this issue when looking for any new striker. Kane is the main man, so whoever does join will have to accept a smaller role.

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