In a recent edition of the Done Deal Show, journalist Ben Jacobs stated that Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Everton striker Richarlison this summer. Jacobs said,
“[Richarlison is] a player that is available in the market and there’s a few clubs currently looking at him.”
Richarlison’s Up And Down Campaign At Merseyside Last Season
Richarlison struggled to perform at his best at Goodison Park last season but managed to guide the Toffees to Premier League safety in the end. The Brazil international was involved in 32 matches for Everton in the previous campaign, finding the back of the net on 11 occasions and securing five assists in the process across multiple competitions.
The 25-year-old deserves some credit for averaging 1.3 tackles, 1.1 clearances, 2.4 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. However, he was a bit careless with his ball distribution in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 63.4% in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).
Should Newcastle United Move In For Richarlison This Summer?
Richarlison is proficient at creating space for himself to get a few shots in on target. He has got the eye to set up some decent openings for others around him and make some strong runs with the ball out on the wide areas.
The South American attacker has mainly played as a centre-forward but can also function as a winger on either flank if his manager needs him to do so. However, the Brazilian striker needs to improve his decision-making in front of the opposition goal if he wants to taste success at the highest level.
At 25, Richarlison has got his best years ahead of him and could make a positive impact at Newcastle if Eddie Howe is willing to give him a chance in this off-season.
Richarlison will inject more goals into the Magpies‘ frontline and could serve as a decent replacement for Chris Wood who has struggled to impress at St. James’ Park thus far. Hence, the Tyneside giants should think about moving in for the Everton star before the end of this transfer window.