Former Liverpool star Dean Souness has said that he is a keen admirer of Richarlison but does not believe the Brazilian will stay with Everton for the long-term. The 21-year-old only joined the Toffees from Watford last summer but he has since made genuine progress, which has already earned him his maiden cap with the Brazilian national team.
He said: “Having spent a few quid themselves, Everton are finally playing a brand of football that’s making the supporters happy enough. It’s just a question of how far that takes them. I’m a fan of Richarlison, but last year at Watford he had a great season until Christmas and then faded away.If he can do it consistently over a couple of seasons, he is surely destined for a bigger club than Everton because he’s quick, aggressive and a handful.”
Richarlison has already contributed six goals from 10 Premier League starts this season and his performances have caught the eye of Brazil boss Tite, who has made him a regular feature since the conclusion of the World Cup. Nonetheless, he has managed just one of the four appearances from the starting XI and the onus is on him to produce the consistency required to succeed at the national stage.
Meanwhile, Everton have experienced a decent beginning to their Premier League campaign and they are currently ranked ninth on the table with 19 points. A top-four place appears far off at the moment but the Toffees could make a push for a Europa League place, should they build up a winning run hereafter.