Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazilian forward, Richarlison, has been urged to quit the club by fellow countryman Kleberson, who believes Manchester United would be a better fit for the 25-year-old.
Richarlison, who was signed for £50 million from Everton last summer, has failed to register a goal in the Premier League this season, with his only two goals coming in the Champions League.
Kleberson, who played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2005, praised Richarlison’s work ethic and ability to play under pressure, saying he would be an asset to the Red Devils. He added that the forward’s lack of playing time at Tottenham was hindering his development and that he needed more game time and confidence from his coach and team.
Despite his struggles at Tottenham, Richarlison is reportedly on a shortlist of players that Real Madrid is considering to replace Karim Benzema. However, Kleberson believes that a move to Manchester United would be the best option for the Brazilian, who has played for the national team.
Richarlison’s signing was an attempt by Tottenham to address their ongoing issue of having insufficient backup for Harry Kane, but the forward’s failure to score in the league has left fans and analysts questioning whether he was the right choice.
Jack Wilshere, a former Arsenal midfielder, claimed that he never wanted Richarlison and that the Brazilian had turned down Arsenal for Tottenham.
Manchester United is expected to sign a striker in the summer, with Kane being a top target. The Red Devils are currently overly reliant on Marcus Rashford for goals, and the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November has left a void in the team’s attack. Wout Weghorst was signed in January but has yet to make a significant impact on the scoresheet.