Following our capture of Richarlison from Watford on a fee that’s said to potentially be worth £50million in total in years to come with additional clauses, the 21-year-old has hit the ground running at Everton.
With three goals in four games before his sending off against Bournemouth, the youngster received his maiden call-up to the Brazil international squad for the September international break and having taken to the pitch in their game against the United States of America as he made his debut as a substitute, things got better in their match against El Salvador where hs scored twice on his full debut.
Quoted by Spanish outlet AS he was asked about a potential future move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, and whilst he admitted that would obviously be a ‘dream’ transfer for him to take, he didn’t forget where he was, quickly bringing the interview back on track.
“That leaves me in a complicated situation. They are two giants, the dream of any player. But I just got to Everton, I’m very happy. And in the end the next step will depend a lot on what I do here. So I hope to do a lot of good things in Everton, to win something relevant and to give back the confidence of the club and the fans. This is my great motivation right now.”
Players can often stumble over such questions and it’s caught plenty out in the past, so I can only admire Richarlison’s common sense here in avoiding what could’ve quickly turned into prominent headlines.
He remains missing for this weekend given his previous dismissal, but he then returns to manager Marco Silva’s thoughts after that.