Tottenham ‘to complete Richarlison signing in next 24 hours’ as star to have medical today

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Tottenham are expected to announce the signing of Richarlison within the next 24 hours after reaching an agreement in principle with Everton. The Brazilian star is reportedly set to undergo a medical on Thursday, which should precede his announcement as Antonio Conte’s fourth new arrival of a productive summer. 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has already overseen deals for Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma over the past few weeks. And more are in the pipeline as the club attempt to put Conte in the best position to challenge for silverware next term. 

According to The Athletic, Tottenham and Everton reached a full agreement in principle on Wednesday regarding a deal that could total £60million. Richarlison is due to undergo his medical on Thursday, ahead of a move that would grant Conte more attacking depth. 

And that’s just as well after they finished fourth last term to set up a campaign of Champions League football. Spurs’ attack is notoriously dangerous, but options to take the pressure off Harry Kane and Heung-min Son on a weekly basis are seen as a necessity to reach the next level. 

Richarlison was expected to leave Goodison Park after their brush with relegation last season. The Toffees are not in the best financial health, and a £60m purse should relieve the new owners and perhaps give Frank Lampard some money to spend on bolstering the squad. 

The 25-year-old scored 10 and assisted five in the Premier League last campaign, and he is famed for his tenacity and desire to work. That attitude has been known to spill over, however, and Conte will look to tame the forward who, despite having spent the past five seasons at the top level, is still something of a raw talent. 

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