Rivaldo champions Arsenal switch as Richarlison plans for summer move10 June 2022
Brazilian footballing legend Rivaldo has urged current international and Everton forward Richarlison to reconsider his stance on a possible move to Arsenal this summer.
Per reports in Football365, the former Ballon d’Or winner (1999) views Arsenal as a “good option” for Richarlison, who has been tipped to push for a move away from Goodison Park this summer amid reports that he has informed boss Frank Lampard and the club brass of his intentions to seek greener pastures.
“He looks set to leave Everton, with several big clubs interested, and Arsenal looks a good option for the forward.”https://t.co/wED44Tu8io
— Football365 (@F365) June 10, 2022
But for Rivaldo, the notion that Richarlison has turned his nose up at Arsenal – who are without Champions League football next season – is a stance that should be reconsidered.
“This could be a big summer for Richarlison and his compatriot Edu, who is the technical director at Arsenal, could be crucial in a potential move to the Gunners.”
“He looks set to leave Everton, with several big clubs interested, and Arsenal looks a good option for the forward. The Gunners have Edu as their director and, after working with Tite until 2019, the ex-Arsenal midfielder knows Richarlison very well from the Brazilian national team.”
“Joining a club that fights near the top of the Premier League could be important for Richarlison, after a tough season with Everton, in which he was crucial to saving the club from relegation. If he gets a big move, he will have a better chance of becoming a first choice forward for Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar.”
Richarlison, who scored 10-goals and added a further 5-assists while helping Everton successfully avoid a catastrophic drop down to the Championship, has initially parried away any possible move to Arsenal in favor of interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea.
However, with the Gunners heavily in the hunt for a new leading number 9 at the Emirates Stadium under Mikel Arteta, first-choice minutes could be more readily attained in north London ahead of Paris or Madrid, which could aid in his push to feature prominently for Tite as Brazil look to secure their sixth World Cup win this coming winter in Qatar.
Arsenal have already been linked with a host of possible options to lead the line next season, in the vein of compatriot Gabriel Jesus, Victor Osimhen, former club starlet Serge Gnabry, and Sassuolo standout Gianluca Scamacca.
But with Richarlison already acclimatized to Premier League football while Arsenal constitute a considerable jump in profile, the Brazilian international could do well to heed the words of one of his country’s greatest ever players.
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