Richarlison’s fresh Tottenham shirt quantity has been revealed after the Brazilian’s transfer from Premier League rival Everton.
The 25-year-old accomplished a switch to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final week, and signed a contract till 2027 after Spurs agreed to depart £ 60 million for his providers.
Richarlison will strengthen head coach Antonio Conte’s already terrifying assaults, offering depth each centrally and outdoors for Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski.
And if his alternative of jersey quantity is one thing to go by, it is fairly clear the place he sees himself taking part in.
The Brazilian nationwide staff participant has taken the vacant jersey quantity 9, which signifies that he plans to both cooperate or problem talisman Kane for the central striker position. Given the potential overload subsequent season as a consequence of the Winter World Cup, the almost certainly consequence is that he will get common minutes in a supporting position.
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Although it has been taken on by membership legends Jimmy Greaves, Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles, quantity 9 has a dirtier current previous at Spurs. Roberto Soldado and Vincent Jansen are exceptional flops who’ve worn the shirt lately, whereas probably the most current sitting was the then Real Madrid-loaned Gareth Bale in the course of the 2020/21 season.
At the identical time, it has been confirmed that Tottenham will really be with out their new quantity 9 for his or her first match in the brand new marketing campaign. Richarlison has been sentenced to a match suspension for throwing a flare whereas celebrating his winner in Everton’s decisive victory over Chelsea at the top of final season.
The suspension implies that Richarlison is not going to be eligible to play in Tottenham’s season opener in opposition to Southampton and might as a substitute make his debut away in opposition to Chelsea on 12 August.