Real Madrid is apparently in touch with Everton striker Richarlison. He has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United
The Spanish daily SPORT has reported that Real Madrid and Manchester United might engage in a bidding war for Richarlison during the summer transfer window. The Merengues have enquired about the Everton forward’s entourage. Carlo Ancelotti is eager to reunite with him after he departed from the club.
Richarlison has established himself as one of the most creative attacking options in the Premier League. The Brazilian international has raised his level of play significantly since joining Everton from Watford in July 2018. He has established himself as a crucial figure for the Toffees almost immediately.
However, injuries and poor form have limited the 24-year-old’s progress in the current season. It has seen him score only five goals and provide two assists in 23 appearances across all competitions. That hasn’t deterred his prospective suitors. Real Madrid and Manchester United are both showing interest in bringing him to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid was showing interest in signing Richarlison last summer after Carlo Ancelotti left his position as manager of Everton to take up the same position at the Santiago Bernabeu. Since then, the Italian strategist has shown a strong desire to reconcile with the Brazilian striker. While the Merengues are prepared to recruit Kylian Mbappe in a Bosman transfer, there may be an opportunity for another offensive addition to the squad in the coming weeks and months.
What will Los Blancos do?
Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid career is in jeopardy after reports of interest from Arsenal and Newcastle United in the Belgian international. As a result, Richarlison might be a feasible alternative to replace the failing Belgian striker. Despite this, Real Madrid will have to contend with heavy competition from Manchester United to capture the Everton forward.
The fact that Manchester United is showing interest derives from the uncertainty surrounding the futures of a number of its offensive players. Edinson Cavani will become a free agent once his contract with Manchester United expires. The Red Devils will likely trade Anthony Martial during the summer transfer window. Cristiano Ronaldo may leave Manchester United if the Premier League giants fail to qualify for the UCL for next season.
Several reports have suggested that Real Madrid has approached Richarlison’s camp. Other reports have suggested that the Brazilian and Manchester United have already begun discussions. As a result, the 24-year-old appears to be on his way out of Everton in the summer. A big-money move is on the horizon.