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Rivaldo Explains Why Richarlison Should Move To Arsenal

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Rivaldo Explains Why Richarlison Should Move To Arsenal

Brazil legend Rivaldo has claimed that Richarlison should join Arsenal this summer.

The centre forward's future has been subject of much speculation and with the transfer window opening on 10th June, reports and rumours will only grow stronger.

Richarlison recently admitted that he has told Everton boss Frank Lampard of his wishes beyond the summer.

"When we talk about changing clubs it's a little bit complicated, due to the history I have there at Everton," he said. "The fans like me a lot. And when there are these talks about changing clubs, I feel like... that I don't have anything to say. But I made myself clear to the board, I have talked with Frank Lampard as well. He knows what I want.

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"So, no matter what happens, it won't disturb me at the national team, it won't be a problem at the World Cup. I am totally focused at football so, no matter where I am, I will be playing my football with joy.

"We will see... Let's wait this month. I am focused here at the national team now and let's wait this month, the talk with my staff and (Everton's) board to see what they will decide."

It's also believed that despite Arsenal's interest in the player, Richarlison has opted against joining Arsenal and will look for a move to a club in the Champions League.

Rivaldo, who is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time and a former Ballon d'Or winner, believes joining Arsenal would be the right decision for Richarlison.

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Richarlison scored important goals at the end of the season to keep Everton up. (Alamy)
Richarlison scored important goals at the end of the season to keep Everton up. (Alamy)

"This could be a big summer for Richarlison and his compatriot Edu, who is the technical director at Arsenal, could be crucial in a potential move to the Gunners", Richarlison told Betfair.

"He looks set to leave Everton, with several big clubs interested, and Arsenal looks a good option for the forward. The Gunners have Edu as their director and, after working with [Brazil head coach] Tite until 2019, the ex-Arsenal midfielder knows Richarlison very well from the Brazilian national team.

"Joining a club that fights near the top of the Premier League could be important for Richarlison, after a tough season with Everton, in which he was crucial to saving the club from relegation. If he gets a big move, he will have a better chance of becoming a first choice forward for Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar."

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Topics: Arsenal, Richarlison, Transfers, Everton, Rivaldo

Adam Hamdani
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