Everton manager Marco Silva has set out his plan for how he will use Richarlison moving forward, according to The Liverpool Echo.
Silva has suggested he sees the Brazilian’s future as a right-winger, rather than it being as a striker, where he was utilised at times last season when Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun were struggling.
This announcement comes despite the 22-year-old having recently declared that playing as a central striker is what he has ambitions of doing, as previously reported by the same outlet.
Richarlison’s game time for Everton was spread quite evenly across the front three last season, as shown on Transfermarkt.
The Brazilian played as the central striker 13 times, scoring five goals and assisting once, while he was also deployed on the left-wing 13 times, scoring six goals and assisting once.
He was used on the right wing – where Silva supposedly sees his future – 11 times, scoring three goals and not getting any assists, making this the least productive of the three positions for him.
With Moise Kean coming in, it is understandable that Silva is reluctant to play Richarlison as a striker, as that would see the two talents fighting for one place in the team.
However, Silva could be better off using Richarlison on the right-wing rather than the left, as it was his most productive position last campaign and would allow the Brazilian to cut in and wreak havoc as he has done so well at times.
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