When the Brazilian signed for Everton for around £40 million at the start of the summer transfer window it had many people talking about the ridiculous figure this was.
This was considering he had been fairly disappointing for Watford last season scoring just 5 goals in 38 appearances. This article will cover a review here of the Brazilian. At 21 years of age he still has a lot of improvement in him but he is already showing that transfer fee was worth it in the current fluctuated market. The deal runs until June of 2023 and the fact the manager brought him straight over following his move from Watford himself shows the esteem he is held in.
His first Premier league appearance resulted in two goals with us drawing 2-2 against Wolves. This was after a late equaliser following a red card at the stroke of half time for Jagielka. Richarlison was again on the score sheet last weekend as we defeated Southampton by two goals to one.
There is no doubt it is exciting times at the club as we have invested well and look to have a strong squad so a better placing than 8th will be expected this season with a guarantee of European football for fans. The betting has us at around the 3/1 mark to finish in the top six which is a fair reflection with another three points needed as we travel to Bournemouth this weekend.
Richarlison started his senior career playing for Brazilian side America Futebol Clube and made 24 appearances scoring nine goals. It did not take long for the bigger clubs to take notice as he was signed by four time Serie A winners Fluminense FC the following season. He made 42 appearances for them that season again scoring 9 goals before signing for Watford in 2017 for a fee around £11 million.
As previously mentioned at this period he was playing under the now Everton manager Marco Silva. At times he showed his ability but he came with a big reputation so scoring just five goals came as a disappointment for fans. Now back under the guidance of Silva big things will be expected and Everton have certainly invested in his future.
Whether he is worth around the £40 million mark is up for debate but considering the continued inflated market this is the fee you have to pay for top young talent.
The Brazilian has made several appearances already for the Under 20 national side scoring three goals in ten games played. Everton will be hoping his continued improvement can enable him to push into the Brazilian senior side in which his reputation and value will only grow.
He had expected to make the 24-man squad for the upcoming friendlies for the senior side but this failed to materialise. There is no doubt those at Everton will be happy about this as they don’t want a star name getting injured on international duty as the season is starting which we know all to much about.
Everton now have a fantastic opportunity to get off to a very strong start to the league campaign with three upcoming fixtures, which we will be expected to win before a difficult away trip to Arsenal at the end of September. This starts with the previously mentioned away game this upcoming weekend against a well drilled Bournemouth side followed by two home fixtures against Huddersfield and West Ham. It is certainly exciting times at Everton.
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