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Gabriel Agbonlahor gives brutal verdict on Spurs record-breaking summer signing

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Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison to settle for a spot on the bench during Brazil vs Uruguay.

Gabriel Agbonlahor says Richarlison is one of the worst signings in the history of the league

Speaking to TalkSport, former Premier League striker turned pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor has brutally slated Tottenham striker Richarlison, calling him one of the “worst signings” in the history of the league.

The Brazilian joined Spurs from Everton in a record-breaking £60 million deal, but his time at the club has been far from impressive. With just one Premier League goal and three goals in 35 appearances across all competitions this season, Richarlison has failed to live up to his hefty price tag.

Struggling to establish himself as a regular starter, Richarlison has found himself playing second fiddle to the likes of Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Harry Kane in the pecking order.

Agbonlahor, in his selection of the flop of the season XI, made sure to include the Brazilian and even named him as the captain of that team. Such a scathing remark from a respected figure in the football world only reinforces the disappointing nature of Richarlison’s performances.

While some of Agbonlahor’s picks for the flop of the season XI were players from relegated clubs, it is worth noting that several stars from big clubs also made the list, including two players from Manchester United and three from Chelsea.

Speaking about Richarlison, here is what Agbonlahor had to say about the Brazilian’s time at Tottenham

“My captain is Richarlison. One of the worst signings in Premier League history. 27 appearances, one goal”

Gabriel Agbonlahor says Richarlison is one of the worst signings in the history of the league.   (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Agbonlahor names Richarlison one of the biggest flops of the season (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Ironically, while enduring a miserable season at the North London club, Richarlison thrived on the international stage. He displayed his true ability and potential consistently with the Brazilian national team, as well as during his time at Everton.

This stark contrast between his club and international performances raises questions about possible external factors affecting his form. It’s possible that the passive style of play employed by former manager Antonio Conte did not suit his playing style or bring out the best in him.

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Tottenham fans are understandably disappointed with Richarlison’s underwhelming contributions. However, there is a glimmer of hope for the Brazilian as the club looks ahead to the coming season under new management. Let’s see if he can have a better second season somewhere.

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