Tottenham have warned big-money transfer target Richarlison could cause ‘problem’ for Antonio Conte

The striker has emerged as one of Spurs’ top targets this summer, with current club Everton ready to demand upwards of £50m for the 25-year-old.

Chelsea are another club keen on a move for former Watford, who scored 10 times last season as Frank Lampard’s side managed to retain Premier League status despite a dreadful campaign.

While Spurs fans will no doubt be excited to bolster an attack already containing Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski, there is no obvious starting place for Richarlison.

This frontline is already part of the prolific attacks in Europe and, should he arrive for almost a club record, the Brazil international would surely expect to play a starring role.

Obviously, strength in depth is important, but there are only a select few clubs in world football who can afford to pay so much money in an area they don’t exactly struggle in.

Speaking to BeMyBet, former Spurs midfielder Murphy said: “He’s not going to be happy if he’s not playing. In some ways you want it, but in others you have to be careful. Because if he has to sit on the bench, that could be a problem.”

“I think Conte should persuade him to go because he seems like the type of player who desperately wants to play football when you watch him play.”

“I couldn’t imagine Richarlison sitting on a bench at Tottenham with a smile on his face shaking everyone’s hand. Praise everyone for scoring goals sitting on a bench, that’s just not who he is. is.”

“In terms of ability yes, in terms of personality, if you’re considering signing Richarlison you have to plan for him to play.”

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