Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has been left in awe of Richarlison thanks to his impressive showing during training.
Tottenham bought Richarlison from Everton after paying a transfer fee of around £60 million, with the forward signing a five-year contract in North London (BBC).
Spurs also saw Steven Bergwijn depart this summer after Ajax prised him away in a deal worth £26.4million (Sky Sports).
Bryan Gil also seems set to leave the club after Antonio Conte expressed his doubts about the youngster’s suitability for Premier League football due to his lack of physicality (Football.London).
Gil is in line to leave on loan once again in this transfer window, with Valencia and Real Sociedad being potential destinations for the Spaniard (Fabrizio Romano).
This situation has paved the way for Richarlison to have a prominent role in this campaign, especially with the added weight of the Champions League.
Son has now revealed the extent of the positive impact Richalison has made in a short period among his teammates. The South Korean lauded the Brazil international’s performances during training and has welcomed the increased competition he brings.
Speaking in the post-match interview with Football.London following the win against the Saints, Son said: “It’s always good to have competition. When I train with Richy in the whole pre-season he’s another unbelievable player. I am really enjoying playing with him so the competition always makes you better.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Richarlison’s versatility to play anywhere in the attack makes him a perfect backup option for Son and Harry Kane moving forward. While the South American will add to the competition, it is difficult to see him displacing any of our two talismans in a realistic sense.
However, Richarlison would undoubtedly be a solid option to keep Son and Kane fresh during a long season. The 25-year-old would also prompt his competitors to be on their toes at all times to prevent getting lacklustre. Conte would also have someone reliable to come up from the bench and influence a game in multiple roles when called upon.
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