According to some reports out of Brazil (via SportWitness), Chelsea are monitoring Richarlison, and the London club’s interest dates back to before his Everton transfer. The situation is made more interesting by Richarlison’s representation:
Goal also adds that Richarlison has a ‘short life’ at Everton, since he’s already being chased by another Premier League club. The outlet writes that Chelsea have been following the player since last season.
Richarlison’s only agent used to be Renato Velasco, but with the move to England, his career is also managed by Kia Joorabchian and Giuliano Bertolucci.
These two names mean a lot for Chelsea fans, since they were responsible for handling the deals of Brazilians who have moved to or from Stamford Bridge in the past few years.
It is, in a way, understandable that Chelsea would be interested in our pigeon dancing, goal scoring machine, given that they’re likely to lose Eden Hazard to a bigger, better club. That said, we kindly request that they piss off back to Cobham and find an injured player whose transfer they can botch on purpose because they’re cheap.
Sarcasm aside, Everton are (obviously) not selling Richarlison to Chelsea or anyone else. Marcel Brands has a project, and that project needs the Brazilian regardless of whether or not Marco Silva remains on board in the long term.
Richarlison is young, talented, effective, and already has international appeal. He may well leave eventually, but it seems probable that any eventual departure would be to somewhere like Real Madrid or Barcelona, rather than a bad facsimile of Fulham.
As Chelsea previously discovered with John Stones, Everton can be stubborn in the transfer market just like any other big club. Now, Maurizio, please go away.