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Newcastle transfer news: Toon offered chance to sign Richarlison from Everton

Newcastle United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Richarlison this summer.

That’s according to Newcastle World, who claim the Everton forward wants to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season.

The Brazil international is having a miserable season, and it could get even worse. The Toffees are currently in the relegation zone, and face the very real prospect of playing Championship football next season.

Their fears were eased slightly at the weekend, with Richarlison’s goal giving them a vital 1-0 win over Chelsea. However, even survival might not keep the 24-year-old on Merseyside.

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The report adds that Richarlison is keen to leave regardless of what division Frank Lampard’s side end up in.

And that could interest Newcastle…

Newcastle open to bringing Richarlison to St James’ Park

Newcastle already have two Samba stars in Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes. They’ve brought the Brazilian flair to St James’ Park, and fans have responded with a sea of green and yellow flags.

But could Richarlison make it a trifecta of Brazilians? Everton’s number seven is Bruno’s international teammate, and has 34 caps for his country.

Newcastle World add that the Magpies are ‘open’ to possibly signing him from Everton.

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Newcastle are in the market for a forward – it’s set to be their priority this summer. That’s understandable given what’s happened this season.

Callum Wilson has struggled for fitness once again, while Chris Wood has only scored twice since his £25million arrival.

Richarlison has found the net more frequently, currently boasting a tally of eight Premier League goals. He also has four assists.

Capable of playing from the left or through the middle, he’s certainly a talented player who would improve our forward line. But given his on-field antics and temperament, he perhaps isn’t a good fit for what Eddie Howe is trying to build.

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