if we are to sell Richarlison, I hope Real, Barça and PSG all decide they want him and tough it out for him.
We have to be pragmatic here, none of wants to sell Richarlison. But none of the RS wanted to sell Coutinho, but the Coutinho money allowed them to go out and buy VVD and Allison who were the two missing pieces they were needing.
If he does go, I would expect us to bring in:
- Denzel Dumfries (from PSV) 22M
- Leon Bailey (from Bayer Leverkusen) 28M
- Joaquín Correa (from SS Lazio) 20M
- Matheus Nunes (from Sporting CP) 16M
In other words, I would only accept to sell Richarlison if it allowed to bring in all the players we need and want to. We would still need a few extra squad players on top of these.
PSG not moving on Kean may force our hand on Richarlison, because without any sales we're stuck. I hope we don't chicken out and sell too soon. I'm not advocating we hold out as hard as we did with Lescott, or even worse how Levy does at Spurs.
Interesting times ahead.
Apparently that’s the price we’ve “slapped” on him.