Date: 22nd July 2018 at 10:00am
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With the news yesterday suggesting that Everton were on the verge of completing a £50million move for Watford’s Richarlison, an interesting theory has presented itself online.

For a potential one season wonder, the fee quoted by the media for the 21-year-old is incredibly inflated and a large part of that is no doubt owing to the ongoing issues between both clubs given our initial chase of Marco Silva back when he was their manager.

A turn of form for Watford following our failed pursuit of him back then led to his sacking and the Vicarage Road outfit are still bleating about our involvement now – it was believed there was no chance of any transfer dealings between the two parties.

Whilst it is only a theory and it emanates from the world of social media, there is a lot of sense in the thoughts of one Evertonian as he believes the fee could quietly hide an element of compensation for Silva and he expects that talk to disappear if the deal goes through.

Watford get to gloat about ringing us financially, Everton hold the line of doing nothing wrong and both sides avoid expensive lawyer games and the associated protracted arbitration process.

He certainly seemed to strike a chord with the Twitter family.