Many Everton fans have been reacting on Twitter to a recent post by Richarlison, as the Brazilian shared his gratitude to the supporters after signing a new contract.
Richarlison has put pen to paper on a one-year extension, likely on improved terms, which will keep the 22-year-old at Goodison Park until the summer of 2024.
His previous £90,000-per-week deal signed upon his arrival on Merseyside last year made Richarlison our eighth-highest paid player, with Bernard and Yerry Mina topping the club’s wage bill on contracts worth £120,000-p/w.
The versatile forward, who has been deployed at striker and on both wings since joining the club, has been a key aspect of manager Marco Silva’s plans and is yet to miss a starting line-up in the Premier League this season.
He also made his senior Brazil debut in September 2018, and has gone on to represent his country in a total of 19 matches, scoring six goals.
Richarlison’s new deal was announced the day before we face Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Wednesday night, and the forward will be wearing the Royal Blue jerseys with pride should he feature.
What will the result be at Anfield?
“Thank you for your trust and love Everton, and all Evertonians!” Richarlison shared on Twitter after signing his new contract. “It’s a pleasure and an honour to be able to wear this shirt, and to know that we can have an even longer journey together. Love you all!”
Here are some of the reactions offered…
Love you Richy, you speak as you truly love this club and that means a lot to us fans. Keep working hard and getting them goals. Score the winner tomorrow please! Pru Pru Pru 🐦💙
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) December 3, 2019
The big Everton cover up, let’s divert the attention off the manger for 5 mins. Nice one for signing, any chance of staying on your feet a bit more and battling instead of falling over like a drama queen? Let us know 👍🏼
— SheikhDomingo- VOTE LABOUR (@sheikh_domingo) December 3, 2019
Love you, Richy. Thank you for committing yourself to this club and showing how much love you have for the club. Score the winner in the Derby, mate! 💙
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 3, 2019
We adore you Richy, very hard to find a cracking loyal player nowadays. The chants will never stop 👊🏻
— Aero Kieran (@KingKierxn) December 3, 2019
And we all love you richy 🔵 pic.twitter.com/2jN4iO6vfq
— Elliot🦑 (@ElliotB1878) December 3, 2019
Congratulations. You deserve it. Keep working hard and we’ll always support you while you wear our badge 💙 Now please score 3 tomorrow night 🤞
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) December 3, 2019
Score the winner tomorrow and I’ll love you forever.
— Rachael Cotgrave (@bluegirl1878) December 3, 2019
What an amazing news ! Thank you for your commitment, you have to know that we Evertonians love you ! Even more if you score tomorrow 😅💙
— Everton FC France (@EFCFrance) December 3, 2019
In other Everton news, a prominent pundit has tipped Silva to make changes to his tactics when we travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.