Tottenham star Richarlison and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus on four-man Real Madrid striker shortlist
Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison is on a four-transfer shortlist for Real Madrid, which also includes Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez, and PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo.
This is according to Defensa Central (h/t Liverpool Echo), who state that Real Madrid could be looking at these four potential options to sign after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Los Blancos have a problem on their hands.
Very soon, they could be without Karim Benzema’s services. The France international is 34 years old and is on a contract that runs out in the summer of 2024.
This will concern teams that house some of the best strikers in world football because Madrid, more often than not, get what they want. Richarlison joined us just this summer.
Worry for Spurs?
Paul Robinson, the former England international and Spurs goalkeeper, recently pointed out a valid point that Richarlison could pose a problem for manager Antonio Conte after his exploits with Brazil.
Robinson said that Richy could demand to play as a number 9 at Spurs – a position solely occupied by Harry Kane. A fallout between the former Everton striker and the Lilywhites is perhaps the best option Real Madrid would be hoping for.
Otherwise, it seems tough to see why we would want to part ways with the 25-year-old soon. Moreover, he signed just a few months ago and he is well aware of what the equation is at Tottenham.
If he had qualms with not playing as a centre-forward more regularly, then the point would have surely been addressed before he signed the documents to become a Spurs player. Still, just to be safe, Spurs fans should hope that Real Madrid turn their attention to Nunez or Jesus.
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Not only would that directly weaken a rival on paper, but it would keep Richarlison safe from Madrid’s eyes. The problem with the Liverpool and Arsenal stars is that they too joined their new teams just this summer itself.