It turned into a busy old weekend for Everton fans with news breaking of a potential £50million deal with Watford for Brazilian attacker Richarlison.
With plenty of thoughts being sparked by this development – the fee itself, what this means for the relationship and angst between both clubs given our previous chase of Marco Silva whilst he was in post at Vicarage Road and the fall out from that over potential compensation claims. There was also the issue of whether or not Richarlison himself was worthy of a fee that high given his age, relative lack of experience with only one year under his belt in the Premier League and known consistency issues with his performances.
It’s a safe bet to say that whilst plenty were excited about the fact the deal could come off given the talent the player has, plenty of others were less than enamoured with a deal being done at that price.
If true, it means Farhad Moshiri is certainly backing his manager given how quiet the summer has been so far, but with how quiet it has been a number think this deal could be a distraction to try and paper over some cracks.
Blimey, Mr Moshiri really does have faith in Marco Silva. To me it seems a hugely overpriced repeat of last season. Paying top dollar for someone nobody else is chasing. I hope, and I'm sure, I'm wrong. Farhad, Marcel and Marco know more than me, I'll trust their judgement ????
— Steven Bishop (@StevenBishop15) July 20, 2018
I have no faith in moshiri. Decisions the club have made since he arrived have been nothing short of disgraceful
— James Wearing (@Jimmycherub) July 20, 2018
Brazilian bolasie and we still have the actual bolasie ????????
— Craig Riley (@CragOnTour) July 20, 2018
— Attila Takos (@athlon29) July 20, 2018
— Bad Toffee (@badtoffee) July 20, 2018
Actually shocked I didn’t read ‘wide of the mark’
— Paul Ashcroft (@PaulAshcroft8) July 20, 2018
Have we actually made contact with this one?
— Blake Meakin (@BlakeEMeakin) July 20, 2018
I hope your right. ????
— Mark Gibson (@markgibson63) July 20, 2018
That fee can’t be true
— Paul efc (@paulcahill1878) July 20, 2018
— Joseph (@Joemcf1878) July 20, 2018
So why walk away from Tierney and his 25MM price tag and then shell out this kind of money for an average winger? Makes no sense to me.
— jon hein (@jdhein13) July 20, 2018