La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Everton forward and Chelsea target Richarlison but would struggle to fund a potential deal for Brazil international, according to AS.
Jaws were dropped when the Toffees paid a club-record £50m to land the pacy attacker from Watford in the summer window, as reported by the BBC, but the star has justified his big price-tag with ten EPL goals for his side so far.
As a result, the Daily Star states that Richarlison’s price-tag has risen significantly in the last 6 months or so. Everton would demand £80m for the 21-year-old ace, who has apparently caught the eye of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Spanish outlet AS points out that Los Rojiblancos are also interested with their technical director, Andrea Berta, having held discussions with Richarlison’s representatives.
It is understood that the Spanish club are scouring the transfer market for talented young attackers and the one-time Fluminense talent certainly fits the bill.
But Diairo AS points out that the club would struggle to meet Premier League side’s price-tag given that Argentine manager Diego Simeone’s side are not funded by the Qatari Royal Family or oil barons.
Atletico Madrid were forced to sell Spanish midfielder Jonny Otto to Wolverhampton Wanderes to fund a loan deal for Spain international Alvaro Morata so South American winger might be one who is simply out of their reach.
Richarlison was called up to his country’s team for the first time the previous summer and his impressive showings for Brazil and club have made the player a regular feature in the international roster since.