Tottenham Hotspur is continuing their push to give Antonio Conte a team that can compete for trophies. On Friday, Spurs completed the transfer and signing of Brazilian forward Richarlison from Everton for £60,000,000. This signing provides great proven depth for Spurs as in 172 Premier League matches the Brazilian forward has netted 48 goals and pitched in 18 assists.
Spurs front three already consists of two world class players in Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, and with Dejan Kulusevski who lit the Premier League on fire when he joined Spurs last January, it is difficult to imagine Richarlison being a guaranteed starter week in and week out. However, that is the beauty of this move for Spurs, they are finally getting much needed attacking depth. Looking back to the 19/20 season, both Kane and Son went down with injuries and then manager Jose Mourinho was forced to play Dele Alli as a striker in a Champions League knock out game. With Richalrison in the fold, Totttenham now have a very good backup who can slot in anywhere on the front three if there are injuries or just for rotation. With all the competitions Spurs are in, rotation is necessary, and for a few years now they have lacked that attacking rotation. Keeping Son, Kane, and Kulusevski well rested will be vital if Spurs wasnt to push for a trophy this season.
In years past, the club would have been fine with a front three of Son, Kane, and Kulusevksi with players such as Lucas Moura backing up Son and Kulusevski and an academy prospect like either Dane Scarlett or Troy Parrott backing up Harry Kane at striker. Now though, Tottenham has shown its supporters that they are truly backing manager Antonio Conte and are going to try and end their 14 year trophy drought.
In addition to Richarlison, Spurs have had a very good transfer window, in addition to Richarilson they have brought in wingback Ivan Perisc, midfielder Yves Bissouma and back up keeper Fraser Foster. Spurs are not done yet, as they have plans to sign one or two centerbacks, and another wingback.
When the summer transfer window ends, Tottenham will look like a very different team than they have in the past. Will this window get them to end the long trophy drought? Who knows, but they are finally showing ambition similar to clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool, and that is evident with the transfer and signing of Richarlison.