Everton have made their first signing of the summer transfer window, and it’s a player that new manager Marco Silva is very familiar with. Richarlison de Andrade joins the club from Watford FC for the sum in the region of £35 to £40m, and has signed a five year contract.
The player arrives at Everton on the back of a five goal, five assist season, though he appeared to fade away in the latter half of the campaign. That can be partly explained by the departure of Silva, as well as his extremely long year with 70+ games and no summer break after he joined the Hornets from Fluminense in Brazil.
No under-21 player scored more goals than Richarlison in Brazil’s top-flight two seasons ago, and he brings an injection of pace and skill to Everton’s forward corps. The versatile player has very good technique and can play anywhere along the forward line.
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