Having not yet made a signing, Everton could finally be about to burst into life this transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, the Toffees are closing in on a £50m deal for Watford’s Richarlison in a move that will see the young Brazilian link up again with Marco Silva.
Silva was the man to bring £22m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Richarlison to Watford last season before he was dismissed as manager after a string of poor team performances, which the club blamed on Everton’s earlier approach for the Portuguese coach as they searched for a long-term successor to Ronald Koeman.
Richarlison’s form dipped dramatically after Silva’s departure and, overall, he has shown nothing to warrant a £50m price tag.
Nevertheless, Richarlison is still a very skilful player with much potential who would bring much to Everton’s squad.
Have a look at what Everton supporters are saying on Richarlison’s possible arrival at Goodison Park below…
Wouldn’t pay £10 million. Played well for 3 months
— Stu Yates (@stuyatesefc) July 20, 2018
I’ll trust the manager who’s worked with him
— Craig (@MrBobHallis) July 20, 2018
We haven't learned a thing have we
— Everton moaner (@billionairesmya) July 20, 2018
He’s better than bolasie and mirralas so it’s a yes from me
— Mark Eccles (@markecclesEFC) July 20, 2018
£50m we all know is crazy money but the player himself I think would be a great signing
— Jack Andrews (@Jackbluenose1) 20 July 2018
Quality player, young and loads of potential.. we will have to see about that fee though
— Clay Lawrow-copley (@clayLC99) 20 July 2018
No. Not for 50M
— CenkTosun14_ (@CenkTosun14_) July 20, 2018