Tottenham’s new signing Richarlison once wound up his Brazilian teammate Ederson so much that the former Everton man had to take evasive action from the angry Manchester City goalkeeper. Watch the video below:
The north London club will pay an initial £50m for the former Watford man, with a further £10m in add-ons.
Richarlison joins a growing Brazilian contingent at Spurs, which also includes his international teammates Lucas Moura and Emerson Royal.
Tottenham’s players may have to watch their backs in training as Richarlison has developed a reputation as a wind-up merchant both on and off the pitch.
Back in 2020, while he was away on international duty with Brazil, Richarlison managed to get under the skin of City goalkeeper Ederson during a training session with the national side.
While Ederson was attempting to save penalty kicks, Richarlison was taunting him from behind the goal.
“F*** Ederson!,” said the former Everton striker.
Ederson replied: “Shut your mouth there man.”
To which Richarlison responded: “I’m rooting for you, sucker! Then I’ll root against you. I hope you suffer a goal.”
Richarlison then laughed at Ederson after he conceded a goal, prompting the City goalkeeper to fire a ball in the direction of his teammate and Benfica winger David Neres.
It all seemed to be fun and games between Richarlison and Ederson, who would later said in a 2021 interview that he would bring the striker to Manchester City if he had the chance.
When asked which of his Brazil teammates he most wanted to sign for City, Ederson told TNT Sports: “I’d bring the pigeon (Richarlison’s nickname), for the chat.
Richarlison is known for winding up his teammates (Image: Alamy)”He’s a goof, a clown. There are many words I can put on him.”
Ederson is not the only Brazilian to be wound up by Richarlison while on international duty.
In June, Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr had to be pulled apart from the Tottenham striker after the pair clashed during a training session.
Veteran players Dani Alves and Neymar were forced to step in after the pair almost came to blows ahead of a friendly against Japan.
However, it was later claimed that the incident was not as serious as it first appeared and that the two players were merely joking around.
While Richarlison’s new Tottenham teammates are likely to see the funny side of his training ground antics, it remains to be seen how notoriously strict Spurs head coach Antonio Conte will react.