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Barcelona reportedly interested in Richarlison

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Spanish media are suggesting the Catalan giants will make a summer move for Everton’s Brazilian starlet

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Could Richarlison be on the move again this summer?
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Everton winger Richarlison is said to be attracting interest from Barcelona.

The 21-year-old Brazilian, who only joined the Blues from Watford in July for a reported £50 million, could be in line for another transfer this summer, according to Spanish publication Marca.

The article intimates that the La Liga leaders are long-time admirers of Richarlison, and see him as a centre-forward who could take the weight off the shoulders of Luis Suárez, who is now 32.

It also says Barcelona could be in a good position to deal with Everton, who would inevitably demand a fee some way in excess of that which they paid Watford, after the Blues took Lucas Digne, André Gomes and Yerry Mina from the Nou Camp last summer,

Richarlison has played both out wide and up front under Marco Silva this term, and has doubled his goal tally at the Hornets last season with 12 strikes so far.

His impressive form for the Toffees has also earned his first international caps, and he has scored three times for Brazil in eight appearances since his debut in August.

While Marca are a reliable Spanish outlet, they are usually more trustworthy on Real Madrid news than Barcelona. Additionally, Richarlison has struggled more playing as sole striker, so it's difficult to see why Barca would look to make him the centerpiece of their attack, especially since the Toffees will very likely demand a king's ransom for the player they splashed out on so heavily just last summer.

For now file this away in the 'Unlikely' folder, but let's see what the summer brings.