Everton headlines as Richarlison nearly cried at Ancelotti prank

Good evening, Everton fans. Here are your evening headlines for Friday, November 13.

Richarlison reveals recalls Carlo Ancelotti prank

Everton forward Richarlison has revealed he nearly cried when Carlo Ancelotti claimed he wouldn’t allow him to join up with the Brazil national team.

The 23-year-old was a key player for the Selecao last summer as they won the Copa America, and has been a regular part of Tite’s squads since.

Richarlison hasn’t featured for Everton since the Merseyside derby, a game in which he was sent off following a foul on Liverpool midfielder Thiago.

He was, however, still called up by Brazil alongside teammate Allan, who replaced the injured Fabinho.

“I don’t know if Ancelotti was pranking me or not, but he told me he was not going to call coach Tite to release me,” Richarlison told reporters whilst on international duty.

“Man, I was very sad. Almost cried during the training session because being here is my joy. I tell my friends I like the national team more than I like myself.”

Here’s the full story.

Besiktas president makes Tosun transfer plea

Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has confirmed his side want to re-sign Everton striker Cenk Tosun.

The 29-year-old Turkey international made the switch from the Turkish giants to Goodison Park in January 2018.

He’s since scored 10 goals in 53 appearances for the Blues, and spent a half-season stint away on loan at Crystal Palace, but is back with the club now.

There have been numerous reports that Besiktas want Tosun back, and now the president has confirmed it.

“We want to rejuvenate the team. I want a striker transfer,” he told BeIN SPORTS (via Sport Witness).

“Cenk Tosun comes to the fore as a name. Cenk Tosun is with a club now, connected, but I would like to try it if there is a chance.”

Tosun’s father has since responded to the rumours.

Here’s what was said in full.

Godfrey outlines Everton ambition

New recruit Ben Godfrey says he didn’t join Everton to sit on the bench and wants to go on to represent England at senior level.

The under-21 international arrived from Norwich City last month and went on to make his debut off the bench in the Merseyside derby.

He since made his only Blues start to date in the 2-0 defeat to Southampton.

“I want to be a regular in Everton’s team,” he told York Press. “It’s every English footballer’s dream to represent the country at senior level. I’m fortunate enough to do it at the under-21 level.

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“It’s a great time to be a part of it because there’s actually a pathway now for young players into that senior team. If you find yourself playing well regularly in the Premier League for Everton, there…

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