Football pundit Don Hutchison posted on Twitter that if Everton were hypothetically offered the chance to sign Richarlison back on loan from Tottenham during the January transfer window for £5m, it would have been a ‘no brainer’.
Richarlison signed for Tottenham at the start of this season in a deal worth a reported £60 million (Sky Sports). Despite winning over the fans immediately, it’s been something of a difficult campaign for the Brazilian, with injuries halting his progress at Spurs.
The 25-year-old has racked up 18 appearances for the Lilywhites this term, contributing two goals and three assists along the way (Transfermarkt). Richarlison suffered a hamstring injury during the World Cup at the end of last year, and has since developed a new, smaller injury (Football.London).
Things have been far more difficult for Everton, though, who are firmly involved in a relegation battle as it stands. The Toffees are currently in 19th place in the Premier League, and recently dismissed Frank Lampard.
The Merseyside club have installed Sean Dyche as their new manager, but failed to make any signings during the January transfer window, and now face an uphill battle to remain in the Premier League.
Richarlison scored 53 goals in 152 appearances for Everton (Transfermarkt), and was integral in keeping the club afloat last season. When asked if the Spurs attacker could be the answer to Everton’s problems again this year, former player Hutchison had a simple response.
A Twitter user asked Hutchison if he would pay £5 million to loan Richarlison until the end of the season, to which Hutchison said: “No brainer.”
No brainer ✅ https://t.co/rq5I3j1RHE
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) January 30, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
There’s no way Spurs would have been letting Richarlison go during the January transfer window. Not only is he a fairly new arrival at the club, but when fit, he’s also an incredibly valuable member of our squad. We are going to need his firepower to get us through a difficult and hectic second half of the season.
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