Tottenham should ditch Richarlison interest and sign Declan Rice, says Teddy Sheringham

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Tottenham should ditch Richarlison interest and sign Declan Rice, says Teddy Sheringham
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Tottenham do not need Richarlison and should instead focus on a mega deal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, Teddy Sheringham has claimed.

West Ham would demand upwards of £150million for the England international amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, although neither appear likely to press ahead with a move this summer.

For ex-Spurs star Sheringham, Antonio Conte is already well-stocked for attackers and a “statement signing” to bolster the midfield would be a better signal of intent. Richarlison has been linked as a £60m arrival from Everton.

“I don't think he's what is needed now,” he told opion website Lord Ping. “Tottenham have got good attacking players; Kane, Son, Kulevski, Bergwijn is still there, Moura is still there. We’ve got players in the Richarlison mould and I don’t think he would be a statement signing that would get teams worried.

“You need players that are going to take you to the next level and I don’t think Richarlison is one of them. I don't think he’s the ideal man to make a statement for Tottenham.

“If you're going to make a statement, and West Ham fans won't like me for this, then go and get Declan Rice. He is an unbelievable player. And he's good for the next eight years. He's the man to take us to the next level.

“These big players don't come around very often, but signing him would make a statement because he is immense every time he plays. He would make a statement to say we're going places, and that's what you want.”

Yves Bissouma has today passed a medical for Tottenham as he prepares to join Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster as the club’s third first-team signing of the summer.

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