Manchester United’s chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge held talks with the representatives of Everton’s Richarlison earlier this year, according to Caught Offside.
The website claims that the Red Devils are looking at potential options if Cristiano Ronaldo decides to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.
It is believed that Richarlison would cost in the region of £60m to £70m, but supporters on Twitter are very much against signing the 24-year-old:
How did we become the club scraping the bottom of the talent barrel? #mufc
— Nevashan Govender (@GoNevashan) March 8, 2022
— Denzel Bhabor (@GoatDontSleep7) March 8, 2022
No God no
— Rio de Janeiro 🇺🇦 (@JadonSanchez9) March 8, 2022
— Reece Williams (@ReeceIWilliams) March 8, 2022
Here we go.we bottom tier now
— I DE FOR YOU MAFO (@Iamokikiolasupo) March 8, 2022
Oh no , here we go !!
— S Heegan (@hegan_steve) March 8, 2022
ALERT: WRONG MOVE
— ᵐ̲ʸ̲ ̲ᶰ̲ᵃ̲ᵐ̲ᵉ̲ ̲ᶤ̲ˢ̲ ĐŘ3X (@akonude) March 8, 2022
He’s just another average player. Is it that United don’t have good scouts?
— Francis Nkpornwi (@FrancisNkpornwi) March 8, 2022
Yet more mediocre players seemingly on their way. When will United learn
— Adam Leah (@AdamLeah4) March 8, 2022
— mr grumpy (@crankygit) March 8, 2022
Considering that Richarlison generally likes to play off the left flank, it could be argued that the forward is being considered as a replacement for Marcus Rashford, with the England international said to be unsettled at the club.
If we look at the statistics for this season, Richarlison has scored five goals and provided three assists, which is pretty much the same as Rashford. You would have to think there would be better options out there than the Brazilian international.