Tottenham Hotspur unhappy with 'absurd' spending claim made by Everton
Tottenham Hotspur have been hit with an 'absurd' overspending claim regarding their deal to sign Richarlison.
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Tottenham Hotspur are 'unhappy' after being hit with an 'absurd' claim that their deal to sign Richarlison from Everton for £60 million contributed to the Toffees' financial woes.
According to Everton, Spurs were unwilling to pay their requested fee of £80 million - as such, paying £20 million less forced them to overspend, which ultimately resulted in their points deduction after breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
Unsurprisingly, this claim, which Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has taken particular umbrage with, has damaged the relationship between the two clubs. It's unlikely that they will be conducting business with each other in the near future - which could have consequences for certain parties.
How will this affect Tottenham and Everton moving forward?
The person who will suffer the most as a result of this is Dele Alli - Everton will be required to pay Spurs £10 million when he makes another seven appearances, which they will be averse to paying due to their ongoing financial plight.
Recently, the two teams have been in contact with each other to try and restructure this deal that will see the fee waived - however, following these developments, it is likely that they are now unwilling to do business.
Due to this, Alli is now stuck in limbo. Everton simply cannot afford to pay the £10 million fee at this stage - meaning that he will be limited to just six appearances for the club this season (at most).
Alli's mental health issues have been well-documented. As he looks to get his career back on track, this could prove to be yet another stumbling block for a player who showed no end of potential as a youngster. He has yet to play in a competitive capacity this season - his last Premier League appearance came back in August of 2022.