Report: Jose Mourinho would be keen to sign Spurs player this summer

Reports out of Italy suggest Jose Mourinho would be keen to lure Richarlison away from Tottenham Hotspur to join him at AS Roma this summer.

Richarlison only joined Tottenham last summer in a reported £60 million move from Everton (Sky Sports).

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However, things have not quite worked out for the Brazilian star in his debut season with the Lilywhites.

Richarlison has scored just three goals for Spurs this season and only got his first league goal for the club at the end of last month (Transfermarkt).

Injuries have plagued the 26-year-old’s first season with the club, but Richarlison has also struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular and find consistency.

Most would expect Richarlison to now knuckle down and look to impress a new manager ahead of his sophomore season, which would hopefully be a big improvement on this term.

However, fresh reports from Il Romanista suggest the player could find himself leaving North London this summer, and Serie A could be a possible destination.

Apparently, Roma, Inter Milan, and AC Milan are all keen on the idea of a loan move for Richarlison in what is believed could be a good chance for the player to “relaunch himself” in Italy.

Given the huge sum of money Spurs paid for Richarlison, it’s claimed there is a chance the club may be keen to “avoid his devaluation” by allowing him to leave temporarily and show what he can do. The report suggests a loan-to-buy deal could suit all parties.

Spurs Web Opinion

We definitely should not be looking to sell or loan Richarlison this summer.

He’s had a tough season but has shown a lot of passion and hard work, and I have a feeling he will come good next year.

I would be very disappointed to see him go so soon.

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