Why Richarlison’s move from Everton to Tottenham could impact Man City & Chelsea transfer plans
The striker looks set to join Spurs, which could, bizarrely, result in Manchester City pushing ahead with a move for Marc Cucurella.
While strengthening Spurs’ frontline, the move will also provide a much-needed cash boost for Everton, even if they’re losing one of their most talented players.
Funds have reportedly been an issue for the Merseyside club, with it claimed earlier this week that a lack of funds is preventing them from pursuing a deal for City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are keen on signing the Ukrainian, but face competition from Everton. Now the Toffees are set to receive a hefty fee from Spurs, they could be tempted to reinvest some of it on Zinchenko.
The same report said Chelsea want to bring Nathan Ake and Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge as well, but Pep Guardiola would be reluctant to allow three players to join a direct rival.
Another consequence of Zinchenko’s potential switch to Goodison Park may free Chelsea up to focus solely on Ake and Sterling.
Meanwhile, a departure for City’s No.11 would mean they’d have to strengthen at left-back, with Marc Cucurella strongly linked with a move to the Premier League champions for most of this summer.
Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly ‘not interested’ in selling the Spaniard, meaning City may have to fork out a significant fee to secure his services.
Elsewhere, Kalvin Phillips’s switch from Leeds United looks set to be completed soon after the player returned from holiday.
So far this window City have added Erling Haaland to their ranks, as well as Julian Alvarez, whose arrival was announced in January. Goalkeeper Steffen Ortega will also sign for free and add further resources to their goalkeeper department.