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Jack Wilshere has slammed Tottenham’s Richarlison transfer with Arsenal comparison


Brazilian’s announcement as new Tottenham Hotspur player is just a matter of hours or days, as the ex-Everton’s star has already passed his medicals and signed the papers in Brazil with the club’s representatives.

Richarlison’s move to North London is in the limelight of attention from all British media and pundits’ pool. So literally everyone has shared his or her thoughts on the transfer, with the majority believing that the striker will significantly boost the dimension of Conte’s attacking line.

However, some thoughts are quite the opposite. For example, Jack Wilshere, when quizzed about the prospects of Richarlison in Arteta’s team delivered (via TalkSport) the following verdict:

‘Yeah but I don’t think he gets in the XI. He’d definitely challenge for it and be a good part of the squad but I don’t think he gets in the XI.’

Wilshere further expanded on these thoughts, saying that he thinks the Brazilian is a quality addition but at the age of 25 a player must complete the next step in his development and the only place he can do this is at the Antonio Conte’s camp.

‘I think he improves the squad, definitely… he gives them something different. I wouldn’t say I’m gutted [he’s not signed for Arsenal]. He’s 25, so not young.

‘There comes a point where you’re going to have to turn that potential into something but to be fair if any one can do it, it’s Antonio Conte. I wouldn’t say I’m devastated as an Arsenal fan but he could be one to watch, he could be really good. ‘