Former Everton forward Victor Anichebe has now sent a message to 25-year-old Richarlison, asking him to return to Goodison Park should the Blues remain in the Premier League.
The Brazilian international left the Toffees for Spurs last summer in a £60m deal but has struggled since his move to the capital.
Indeed, with just three goals in all competitions, it has been a disappointing season for Richie, who would no doubt be welcomed back at Goodison Park, a sentiment echoed by former Everton striker Victor Anichebe.
Following Everton’s 5-1 win at Brighton last night, Richarlison left a raised hands emoji in the comments section of the club’s official Instagram account, with Anichebe leaving a teasing response.
Anichebe commented: “Next season if they stay up come back! Pienaar did it.”
Anichebe message is echoed by fans desperate for Richarlison return
Indeed, in the unlikely event that Richarlison does make a sensational return to Goodison Park, he would not be the first to do so following a high profile move to Spurs.
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As Anichebe recalls, South African international Steven Pienaar moved to Spurs in a £3m deal after spending just over three years at Everton back in 2011, before returning to Merseyside 12 months later, initially on loan.
A permanent deal was then agreed for Pienaar to return to Goodison on a permanent basis in July 2012 in a £4.5m deal, and the South African remained at Everton until 2016.
Everton have sorely missed Richarlison’s impact this season and the Brazilian is still very highly thought of by fans at Goodison Park, a rarity for a high-profile departure in the modern game.
Stanger things have happened, but a Richarlison return may be unlikely, though if Everton remain in the Premier League, the 25-year-old would be a welcome addition to Sean Dyche’s squad.