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Richarlison done: Everton must now launch ambitious raid on Juventus for Bernardeschi

Richarlison done: Everton must now launch ambitious raid on Juventus for Bernardeschi

Everton have finally come into life this transfer window after confirming the signing of Richarlison from Watford on a five-year deal.

And the Toffees could look to bolster their options out wide even further as the club continues to be linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

However, the Evening Standard reports the Ivory Coast international wants to move to a Champions League club, potentially ruling Everton out of the running.

Should Everton have to find an alternative, then they should look at Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi, who is valued at £36m by Transfermarkt.

Bernardeschi only joined Juventus last summer, but he failed to nail down a starting spot in Max Allegri’s starting XI and the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo will do the Italian no favours.

Despite being reduced to a bit-part role, he still managed to score four goals and assist a further six in 22 Serie A appearances.

And prior to that, the 24-year-old was able to hit the back of the net 11 times, while setting up his team-mates on four occasions, in his last season at Fiorentina.

Bernardeschi primarily operates from the right-hand side where he is able to cut in from with his left foot before arriving in dangerous areas to become a goal threat.

The former Fiorentina man is also a very good free-kick taker and, overall, would be the kind of signing that would help Everton progress.

If Richarlison can rediscover the form he showed at Watford when Marco Silva was in the Vicarage Road dugout, with Bernardeschi on the opposite flank to the young Brazilian, Everton could end up with one of the best attacks in the Premier League.

Should Bernardeschi decide his future lies away from Juventus, then Everton must lure him to Goodison Park.

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