Richarlison

  • Convincing Richarlison to join the club last summer was easy, says Everton boss

    Everton manager Marco Silva has indicated that it was an easy task to convince Richarlison to join the club during the previous summer transfer window. The 22-year-old joined the Toffees after a single season in the Premier League with Watford and there were question marks whether he would be able to succeed after a disappointing second half to the 2017/2018 season.

    However, he managed to prove his critics wrong with an impressive tally of 14 goals for the Toffees last term and he was mostly recently part of Brazil’s Copa America-winning side. Speaking to the club’s official website, Silva acknowledged that it was not an easy deal in terms of signing the attacker, considering the Toffees had to pay an initial £35m fee to the Hornets.
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  • Brazil coach heaps praise on Marco Silva for Richarlison’s development

    Brazil assistant manager Xavier Cleber has heaped praise on manager Marco Silva for aiding the development of Richarlison into a top-class prospect for club and country. The attacker first worked under Silva at Watford last term but their association reached an abrupt end after the Portuguese was sacked from the head coach position.

    However, the Brazilian managed to reunite Silva at Everton after the offer came by during the summer and he has since not looked back with six league goals from just 10 appearances. Meanwhile, he has also made the step up to the national side with good effect and Cleber, who has watched him in close quarters happened to heap praise on the Toffees head coach.
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  • Dean Souness predicts Richarlison will move on from Everton

    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.

    In a report covered by The Times, Souness highlighted that the Toffees are finally playing the football to please the supporters after spending intelligently during the previous transfer window. He added to reserve special praise for Richarlison and feels the attacker could join a bigger club, should he find the consistency in his game.
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  • Kurt Zouma invites competition for places at Everton

    Everton’s loan signing Kurt Zouma has admitted that it is essential for every club to have competition for places across the field. The France international joined the Toffees on a season-long loan from Chelsea before the summer transfer deadline but he has since managed just one substitute appearance off the bench.

    Speaking in a news conference, Zouma acknowledged that he had joined the Toffees with the view of securing regular playing time but he would still have to fight for the same, he said: “It’s very important moment for me because I came here to play and I am ready to come here and help the team win games. In every team there is competition, so if one goes out, the other one has to do the same or even better to keep their place, but the attitude and the spirit in the team is very good, so every player in the team will want to win and want to give everything for the team.”
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