Richarlison has shed light on his £60million switch to Tottenham this summer, admitting that the Lilywhites were not the only side from the capital interested in his services.
The 25-year-old was the subject of more than one enquiry this summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea both approaching Everton, but Spurs were the only side willing to pay the necessary fee.
Richarlison spent four seasons at the Toffees since his arrival from Watford, scoring 53 and assisting 14 goals in 152 appearances following a £35m move.
The Brazilian is currently away with his national side, and scored twice as his side beat Ghana 3-0 to continue their World Cup preparations.
And, as reported by Goal.com, he has said whilst away: ‘I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know?
‘It’s as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest.
‘I was on holiday in Brazil when I heard that Tottenham had made Everton an offer. I was happy because they are a huge team.
‘Then it was all about the clubs negotiating a deal, and fortunately, everything went well.
‘Antonio Conte called me during the negotiations and expressed how much he’d like to have me on board – that was vital for my decision.’
And the 25-year-old has already endeared himself to the Spurs faithful, scoring twice as Tottenham left it til late to beat Marseille in the Champions League earlier in September.
He has however only started twice from seven games in the Premier League, doing so against Leicester and Fulham, but has already assisted on two occasions.
But he will want to get on the scoresheet in the league soon, as he faces stern competition in the shape of Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski for a place in the starting line-up alongside Harry Kane.