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Watford Unwilling To Let Their Brazilian Ace Join Everton: Should They Rethink Their Stern Decision?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

According to latest reports, Watford will not entertain any offers regarding their Brazilian winger Richarlison if it’s below £40m. They seem to be keen to hold on to their talent as he has shown good enough potential in his first season at Vicarage Road.

With Everton appointing Marco Silva, there have been reports that the Portuguese tactician is keen on bringing his former player to the Goodison Park. But the latest reports suggest that Watford are not going to sell their player for any price to Everton. The relationship between the clubs has been strained after Watford alleged that Everton made an unwarranted approach for their then manager Marco Silva. After the incident, Watford’s performance went down and Marco Silva was shown the door from the club.

Richarlison hit the ground running with the Hornets as he managed to score five times in his first 12 appearances. However, his form faded since then but one expects the 21-year-old to be a crucial part of Watford’s team for the next season. Richarlison’s poor form also coincided with Watford’s abysmal run as they huffed and puffed their way to a 14th placed finish in the last season while in the beginning, it was looking like they will easily make into the top half of the table.

Richarlison will be a big asset to most of the clubs as he can play in various positions upfront. He has played as a lone striker for the Hornets along with playing down the left and right flank. He is someone who likes to play direct football and doesn’t mind taking on the defenders. The 21-year-old doesn’t have a lot of physical presence but when on the ball, he shows immense strength and is not easily dispossessed. He has a flair to his game which all Brazilian players seem to naturally have and he can be a huge weapon for his side in the upcoming season if he stays at Vicarage Road.

However, staying put at Watford will be the right way for the youngster as he will get regular playing opportunities and that in turn will help in his overall development. The Brazilian needs to work on his decision making in the final third and needs to do the simple things in a much better way. He has everything to succeed at the top level and one can see him represent Brazil in the future.

Read More: Watford Tipped To Make A Summer Move For 24 Y/O Sevilla Keeper: A Wise Move For The Hornets?

It is clear that there is bad blood between Watford and the Toffees and one cannot see them selling their biggest asset to their rivals. Everton and Marco Silva might have to look somewhere else t0 bring in replacement for the 21-year-old target.

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