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Richarlison: Antonio Conte convinced me to snub Arsenal and Chelsea for Spurs

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Richarlison in action for Tottenham against Nottingham Forest.

A call from Antonio Conte convinced Richarlison to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer despite interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, the Brazilian has revealed.

The 25-year-old sealed a £60m move from Everton to Spurs in July, joining the north London club on a five-year deal.

But the Brazil international explained that he could have ended up at another big club in the capital had it not been for the intervention of Spurs boss Conte.

Antonio Conte played a crucial role in the signing of Richarlison by Spurs. (Image credit: Getty Images)

“I know Chelsea made an offer, and I think Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came and paid the fee,” Richarlison said (via Objective (opens in a new tab)).

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