Tottenham attacker Richarlison has revealed he had interest from Arsenal in the summer, but Spurs followed up theirs with an offer immediately.
The Brazilian was one of the sought-after players in the last transfer window and Arsenal wanted to sign him.
After losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette in the last campaign, the Gunners needed attacking reinforcements.
Several players were on their radar and the Gunners also wanted Richarlison after he helped save Everton from relegation.
The attacker eventually moved to Tottenham, and he has revealed why he moved there.
He said to Goal: “I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know?
“It’s as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Richarlison was one of the best players in the Everton team and he deserved to play at a bigger club.
It would have been great to have him in our squad, but the striker chose our neighbours.
He is not doing badly there, but we are also in top shape with Gabriel Jesus as our leading striker.
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