The Brazil forward completed a £50 million move to Spurs on July 1.
But before then, Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing Richarlison.
The 25-year-old has now explained how Antonio Conte won the race for his signature.
“I was on holiday in Brazil when I heard that Tottenham had made Everton an offer. I was happy because they are a huge team. Then it was all about the clubs negotiating a deal, and fortunately, everything went well. Antonio Conte called me during the negotiations and expressed how much he’d like to have me on board – that was vital for my decision.”