Lots of Everton fans have been debating Richarlison’s true worth to the club, after Sky Sports claimed we turned down a €100million bid from FC Barcelona.
The Catalan giants are urgently scouring the market for late window additions, having lost Luis Suarez for the next four months following knee surgery and been unsuccessful in negotiations with Valencia for Spanish forward Rodrigo.
Barca Sporting Director Eric Abidal is a keen admirer of Richarlison’s talents and courted his signature last summer, but was turned away and has been once more earlier this week after returning to Merseyside with a fresh approach.
It is said that the Camp Nou side saw an offer of €100m (£84.5m) immediately turned down as the Toffees board are unwilling to lose one of our prized assets.
Richarlison moved to Goodison Park during the summer 2018 window for a potential club-record £50m, and would represent a club-record departure if he were to leave for anything more than the initial £75m Manchester United spent to sign Romelu Lukaku in 2017.
The 5 ft 10 22-year-old also only signed a new, long-term contract with the club in December, which ties Richarlison to Goodison Park until at least the summer of 2024.
How much is Richarlison worth?
A wide range of the fanbase feel Richarlison would be worth a club-record sum if he were to depart, having scored 24 goals in 65 appearances since his arrival and become a 19-cap Brazil international since featuring in Royal Blue.
Some supporters have supported their argument by referring to recent transfers, such as Philippe Coutinho’s British record move to Barcelona in January 2018 when Liverpool secured £142m with an upfront instalment of £105m.
Here are some of the messages shared from fans debating Richarlison’s true worth to the club…
100M + Griezmann
— TX Bill (@GOT_TXBill) January 29, 2020
Probably 100m, wouldn’t let him go for any less. Got so much passion and imo that’s what we need.
— Jamie Wilson – IFB (@jamiewillo2000) January 29, 2020
North of £150m (€177m) he is a 20 goal striker, Brazilian International and only 22
— Peter McCole (@PeterMcCole) January 29, 2020
— jamie rooney (@jamie_rooney06) January 29, 2020
Considering Coutinho and Joao Felix were 100m+ I’d say around that mark. 120m. Still wouldn’t want him to leave but I feel the owners would be sweating if that bid come in.
— TAYO (@FIFATAYO) January 29, 2020
£150m and we’ll sit down at the negotiation table
— Goal 96 (@Goal1966_) January 29, 2020
The GDP of a small nation.
— Ť (@Efc_T0m) January 29, 2020
He’s just signed a new deal so there’s no rush to sell and we will never be able to replace him so he doesn’t have a price
— Christopher Nixon (@Chrisnixon1878) January 29, 2020
Straight swap for Messi
— sam (@sam71328192) January 29, 2020
Messi + 5m
— Interactive Flow (@MrMultiChannel) January 29, 2020
£140m at least
— Big Fella Yerry (@MainManMina) January 29, 2020
— EFCTomo88 (@ETomo88) January 29, 2020
Double what we paid – I’d say £100-£120 mil this summer.
— Alan Gibbons (@alan_gibbons) January 29, 2020