Richarlison faces awkward reunion with new Tottenham team-mate Emile Hojbjerg

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Richarlison is set to link up with his new Tottenham team-mates for pre-season with a move from Everton on the cusp of being completed – but the Brazilian is poised for an awkward reunion with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Spurs agreed a £60million deal to sign the Everton man, with an initial fee of £50m being paid, and the rest are add-ons. The 25-year-old will soon make way to north London after completing a medical in Brazil.

The forward, who spent four years at Goodison Park, is set to be reunited with his fellow Brazil compatriots Emerson Royal and Lucas Moura. But perhaps he is not looking forward to meeting up with Emile Hojbjerg.

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When Everton welcomed Spurs to Merseyside in November, Richarlison didn't impress for the right reasons. He was involved in an altercation with his soon to be team-mate Cristian Romero on the edge of the penalty area.

The Spurs man appeared to move his head towards the Brazilian as the two got involved in a heated debate which led the attacker to grab his face after he fell to the ground. Emile Hojbjerg who was close enough to see what had happened, standing alongside Romero and Emerson, could not help but laugh at Richarlison's acting antics.

The referee took to the on-field VAR monitor to check for a potential penalty, but in the end, the unseemly head-to-head challenge resulted in both Romero and Richarlison being yellow-carded.

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Prior to his imminent move to north London, the 25-year-old had communicated his wish to pursue a new challenge this summer after a four-year stint at Merseyside. "When we talk about changing clubs it's a little 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 I don't have anything to say but I have made myself clear to the board. I have talked with Frank Lampard as well – he knows what I want. I am totally focused at my football so no matter where I am, I will be playing my football with joy. We will see, let's wait this month."

Rivals Chelsea missed out on a swoop after the quoted price of £60m was deemed too high by the club, despite Thomas Tuchel being an admirer of the player. During his time with the Toffees, Richarlison scored 52 goals in 152 appearances and joins Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma as Antonio Conte's new signings.


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