Richi’s return?

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Newspaper rumours have Spurs ready to get rid of Richarlison. Hampered by Kane and Son, and then a spate of injuries, Richi has not reached the heights nor the adulation of fans as he did in his Everton years. So I ask you these questions:

  1. Would you swap Calvert-Lewin in his last year without a contract for Richarlison with a sum of £20M to Spurs?
  2. Would you swap Onana for Richarlison at par or plus an extra £15M to Everton?
  3. Would you swap Branthwaite for Richarlison plus an extra £40M to Everton?


My feelings:

Definitely Yes to Option 2! In fact it would do it at par. Keep both Dom and Jarrad.

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Maybe Yes to Option 1 if we have £20M to spare!

Definitely No to Option 3 unless Spurs coughed up £60M!

Your thoughts?

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Eric Myles
1 Posted 24/05/2024 at 00:17:37
Straight swap for Dele Alli?
Kieran Kinsella
2 Posted 24/05/2024 at 02:19:59
2 yes but there are plenty of others I’d take that deal with too
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 24/05/2024 at 07:33:13
Like most Toffees I love Richie and no doubt he would be one of the best players in our team should he return. If fit he should guarantee around 10 goals a season, which would make him our top scorer.

But I have three concerns:

Firstly all of your proposals would seem to value him at around £40m and I don't think there is any way that we will be spending that much on just one player this summer. It may well be our entire transfer budget and will have to help us cover at least 2-3 positions.

Secondly there's also his age. He's 27 now, in his prime but Everton has got where it currently is by spending large amounts on players who end up leaving the club for little or nothing. We can't afford to keep doing that.

Thirdly I'm wary of 'going back'. Players returning for a second spell rarely hit the heights of their first one. See Pienaar and Rooney. Although Gueye has done ok.

The thought of Richie in an Everton shirt again makes me smile but unless it's on loan or Spurs agree to a much reduced price I can't see it. We should be looking for the next Richarlison though, a pacy, hard-working attacker who can play across the front and brings goals. Watford got him initially for £11m and that has to be our aim. Perhaps we have already done it with Chermitti?

Derek Thomas
4 Posted 24/05/2024 at 07:53:05
Question asked and answered - option 2 it convince Levy to do it

*Mystic hand guesture* 'Richarlison isn't the the player you’re looking for, he can go about his business.'

Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 24/05/2024 at 08:04:15
Valid pointa Sam.

I like him and will never forget that flare moment. He showed respect on his return last season and will always be welcome back.

I don't think we can afford him right now, even though I'd have him back. We just have to face reality.

A real character. Donates a percentage of his salary to cancer charities. And when living on Merseyside, he was known to welcome supporters at his house, come out and give them shirts.

He may have had a reputation of being a sulk, but for me it was because he gave a shit.

I'd have him back tomorrow but can't see it happening.

Is Don Carlo an option?

Lee Courtliff
6 Posted 24/05/2024 at 08:25:22
This is just romance, and I highly doubt Richy wants to come back anyway as he's still ambitious.

And, as others have said, it rarely works out the second time around. Let's leave him as a good memory.

Mike Doyle
7 Posted 24/05/2024 at 09:01:13
If there was a sensible way of getting him back I’d take him. If Spurs don’t want him, perhaps a loan deal? Aside from the goals his work rate would make him a Dyche type player.
However, given our preference for signing old players on free transfers I see that Willian is available. A player I’ve always liked, But at just 35 I wonder if he’s old enough for us?
Barry Rathbone
8 Posted 24/05/2024 at 09:08:38
Never go back applies here but if it has be then options 1 and 2 are splendid and nifty.
Larry O'Hara
9 Posted 24/05/2024 at 09:57:42
Have him back in a heartbeat…
Mark Murphy
10 Posted 24/05/2024 at 15:26:35
Calvert Lewin won’t be going to Spurs BUT we won’t be singing Bella Ciao next season either…
1st June news apparantly to the skunks…🤬
Stephen Davies
11 Posted 24/05/2024 at 16:00:24
Calvert-Lewin is going to Newcastle for £25M.
Kevin Molloy
12 Posted 24/05/2024 at 16:09:45
In my view, there is very little chance. Spurs may want another striker, but Richarlison didn't fail there.

As such, a move here would be such a backward step for him. His agent would resign just on general principle.

James Flynn
13 Posted 24/05/2024 at 20:21:44
"Calvert-Lewin is going to Newcastle £25M"

Did he tell you that? Because nowhere does it say what you did.

Rob Halligan
14 Posted 24/05/2024 at 20:29:43

Why the fuck would Calvert-Lewin want to go to the Skunk Maggots anyway? Doubt very much this will happen.

Stephen Davies
15 Posted 25/05/2024 at 15:46:51
See quite a bit of chat around today re Calvert-Lewin.
James Flynn
16 Posted 25/05/2024 at 16:40:26
The fuck if I know, Rob. That's why I fucking asked.

Stephen seems to have a sense of humor about it, though. So all's well.

Trevor Powell
17 Posted 26/05/2024 at 10:46:32
I have seen rumours on BBC etc that the RS are interested in Anthony Gordon????

He'd be a very popular lad around the city, NOT!

Robert Tressell
18 Posted 26/05/2024 at 11:31:32
I think we originally signed Gordon from the RS academy, Trevor.

So there may be something in this.

Shane Corcoran
19 Posted 26/05/2024 at 11:52:29
I’d go all in for Mbappe. Him and Young on the left side would be devastating.
Eddie Dunn
20 Posted 26/05/2024 at 12:51:34
Steven @11,

Man Utd winning the Cup means that Newcastle do not get European football of any kind next season. I think this makes them less attractive.

However, I wouldn't be surprised to see Dom going there and Callum Wilson coming to us.

Anthony Hawkins
21 Posted 26/05/2024 at 12:55:25
Given where we are financially, I'd take option 2 but not as a striker. I'd put him on the wing or as an attacking 3.

Richarlison isn't an out-and-out striker.

Scott Hamilton
22 Posted 26/05/2024 at 13:37:17
Our best player in recent memory?

Yeah, drag him the fuck back ASAP!

Stephen Davies
23 Posted 26/05/2024 at 15:38:32

More money and challenging for a European place with better players doesn't make them less attractive.

Wilson is a good forward when he's fit... trouble is, he usually isn't but there has been talking of other players being involved.

Dave Abrahams
24 Posted 28/05/2024 at 16:50:38
I'm not all that fussy on Richarlison but swapping Onana and getting £15M as well in return – what are they waiting for?

Hang on, has Levy seen Onana? If he has that deal won't happen!

He saved Spurs £15M getting Dele Alli off the wages bill, he won't want to waste money by putting the cheerleader on the books.

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