Noel Whelan Claims “reasonable” Richarlison is Tottenham’s lone striker after scoring his latest goal for Brazil.
Former Leeds United striker, specialized in football insiderinsisting the prospect of pairing the 25-year-old with Harry Kane as a duo would be something Antonio Conte would “deliberately consider”.
Richarlison scored twice as Brazil beat Serbia in their opening match of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday (November 24) – his second goal already for the tournament contenders. ball.
The Tottenham star joined from Everton Report £60m in the summer window has now registered 26 goals and assisted in 39 Selecao caps.
Richarlison has scored just two goals for his new side after battling injuries and finishing behind the likes of Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski.
Conte has previously spoken of Kane’s struggles with fatigue after starting each of Spurs’ 22 games this season with a stunning advantage.
Whelan said Richarlison’s record showed he could “share the burden” with the England captain.
He says football insiderEvan Kingsbury: “His record in Brazil has shown that he can play a true No. 9.
“That’s for sure. We saw him play a lot wide at Everton and now at Tottenham.
“He has a reason to share the burden on Harry Kane’s shoulders. Conte can even play them as a duo in some games.
“He has shown for Brazil that when he plays centrally he is just as powerful – if not stronger. That’s something Conte ponders.”
In other news, pundits claim Tottenham are “considering” a “£125m” move for Jude Bellingham.