The Brazilian forward underwent a successful medical yesterday and agreed the finer details on a five-year contract this morning. He will wear the No.30 jersey worn by Mason Holgate last season.
The move represents a reunion with new Toffees boss, Marco Silva, who signed Richarilson from Fluminese for a little over £11m, persuading him to join the Hornets rather than Ajax last year.
The then 20-year-old had starred for his country at the U20 World Cup and he demonstrated his star quality with five goals in his first 12 games for Watford as they ascended to the top six early last season.
The Hertfordshire club's form nose-dived after November, however, mirrored by Richarlison's personal performances and he failed to score a goal after the 19th of that month.
By mid-January, the decision was taken to relieve Silva of his duties, with the Watford hierarchy citing Everton's attempts to lure their manager away in the wake of their sacking of Ronald Koeman as having been critically destabilising.
The Portuguese has a shot at redemption now with the Toffees while Richarlison arrives with a big price tag around his neck but with enormous potential.
He began his career in his native Brazil with América Mineiro from Belo Horizonte where he scored nine times in 24 games in 2015-16. He was acquired by Fluminese for the following season and struck another nine goals in 42 appearances before Watford came calling.
“I want to have a lot of success with Everton," he told evertonfc.com after his arrival was announced. "I think it is going to be important for me here to be with Marco Silva again. I will learn more because I am still learning as a player and I aim to develop and grow here.
“Everton have put their faith in me and I intend to honour this shirt and demonstrate on the pitch why I came here.
“I've known the manager for a while obviously, so I know how he works. I developed really well with him while he was with me at Watford. It was really good working with him and one day I believe he can help me to be selected for Brazil in the full national team.
“But that is for the future and my present is here with Everton. I want my dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England.”
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1 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:21:54
2 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:26:16
3 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:27:09
4 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:27:12
5 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:28:03
6 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:01
7 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:07
8 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:32
9 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:40
10 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:48
11 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:29:48
12 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:30:41
13 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:30:59
14 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:31:20
15 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:31:51
16 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:32:55
He works hard all the time, so I think we'll like him a lot if he works as the packaging says!
17 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:33:41
18 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:34:28
19 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:34:51
20 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:35:05
The sixth or seventh, I think. But the first who might actually be working, we can hope!
21 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:36:56
22 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:37:57
23 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:39:14
Now for a centre-back and left-back. I have stated before, I would love to see Mooy in our midfield.
24 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:39:20
25 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:39:42
"Jo, Felipe Mattioni, Anderson Silva and Rodrigo "
Who the heck was Felipe Mattioni?
26 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:40:06
We need the new CB and LB to happen, though.
27 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:40:26
28 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:41:15
The official app doesn't list numbers for Kenny, Coleman, Holgate (lost to Richie), Bolasie, Vlasic, Niasse or Klassen
29 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:42:34
I am sure we have a special signing here.
30 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:49:13
But I retain my original disquiet about this signing. Based on what he has shown in his career to date, even in an inflated transfer market, no way should we be paying the numbers quoted for such barely-revealed potential.
31 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:50:25
The first of what I expect to be 4 incomings in the next 7-10 days.
From what little I have seen he'll prove to be popular among our fans. Whether he'll step up and prove to be 'worth' the fee remains to be seen. Hopefully he'll become a star.
But now, a key position has been filled, hopefully a more dynamic and less one dimensional attack as a result.
32 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:54:47
Amazed at price... but let's hope he hits and continues that early form – it'd be great to have a consistent goal threat of the ilk of Barkley, Bolasie, and Deulofeu.
33 Posted 24/07/2018 at 20:58:41
34 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:01:20
£35m ain't so bad. If he does hit the targets to trigger further payments, then that means he's doing well, and so are we, so nobody will quibble about it.
Exciting signing, hopefully first of a few.
35 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:03:21
Good luck, God bless, and stay fit.
36 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:06:31
37 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:08:31
38 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:10:45
39 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:12:45
40 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:13:55
41 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:14:48
42 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:16:06
43 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:16:24
However we have to try to have faith in our new management team. And I couldn't care less what anybody with red connections thinks about our signings and anything else Everton.
45 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:20:05
He adds pace and undoubted ability; if he can show consistency, he will be become a legend and to me the journey is going to be exciting. We have to trust Brands and Silva or we have nothing. We now need a centre-back and a left-back at least but we are on our way!
46 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:21:45
[That's me being polite.]
47 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:29:49
Any idea what wages we've put him on? Hopefully way short of the six-figure mark so he is at least movable if it comes to that.
I hope he works out not just because, however doubtful, I'd always give a new player the benefit of the doubt, but also if we get another Klaassen, Keane etc, we are going to start taking big losses on player trading. While some don't seem to think we should worry about the financial side, fact is we have to be mindful of it.
48 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:32:00
49 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:33:18
With his potential and far better quality; if he has 10% of the heart that our Oumar has, then we will have quite a player on our hands!
Onwards and upwards Blues!!
50 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:37:30
He looks like another Bolasie to me.
51 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:37:36
Onwards and upwards, and hope eternal, for EFC.
52 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:41:45
God knows we need something better than what we have had for many years and hopefully he is the start of several other impact signings.
53 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:45:01
54 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:51:05
Exactly what this club has been missing for years now.
55 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:51:10
Jay, you live in Brazil and support Everton. How much more blessed do you want to be?
Seriously, though, do you remember the kids programme back in the day, were kids swapped lives with other kids in Europe for a week. Do you fancy a week in Belfast?
56 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:51:32
We won't have to look at Bolasie anymore! Hopefully 3 or 4 more signings to follow.
57 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:55:59
However, on planet earth...
58 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:56:42
59 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:56:47
He was that crocked right back Martinez brought in who stayed a year, never got near the first team and quietly left. Very bizarre signing.
60 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:58:01
61 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:58:21
62 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:58:41
Tom (#52), I believe Jo was the last Brazilian to play for us.
63 Posted 24/07/2018 at 21:58:55
Every player we buy is immediately pulled to pieces. Too expensive, too cheap, too old, too young, too greedy, too injury-prone, wrong position, not famous enough. The selling club is only [insert name]; He's some rich club's cast-off. Etc etc.
Apparently, for some on here, no player we buy will be good enough for Everton.
64 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:00:50
65 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:04:42
Any money would be good money, just to get his wages off our back!
He seems like a nice fella, but he doesn't have what Everton need, sorry!
66 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:08:01
67 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:11:55
Liverpool reserve, all left foot
Lightweight kid from Burnley
Lanky string of piss centre-half from Tranmere
'Arl arse from Bolton with shot knees
Ditto from Wolves
Fuckin Australian from fuckin Millwall
et al..et al...
69 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:21:18
I still think our spine is very weak though... centre-half, central midfielder and striker would have been my priorities.
70 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:22:17
Feckin' love Belfast Andy. In a previous life I worked with a LOT of lads from the North in Holland. Barking times. Absolutely full on barking. Made a couple of trips with them to your fine city. Probably wouldn't have dared otherwise, given the politics and religion at the time!
Sure you want to trade with me in Brazil? I live in a city far removed from the big metropolises, with a population of 2.5 million: we are in the world Top 10 for (registered) murders - 1700+ each year, about 5 a DAY. Note the 'registered' murders. Lots of rivers and forests to dump a corpse in my 'hood. Just last night on the local news, the death count for policemen in the city is now 34 for the first 6 months of the year.
Then again, on Sunday, I was bathing and canoeing in piranha-infested waters, under the canopy of a far-as-the-eye can see rainforest, eating baked fish wrapped in palm leaves, served with bean rice and acai, guzzling cheap beer in great company. So it's not all bad!
Noted your (and others) lack of concern for the monies being paid on this transfer. I can't agree with the sentiment. Yes, the PL is awash with money at the moment and yes, many clubs are now controlled by billionaires. However, I don't see any evidence that our player dealings are funded directly from Moshiri's pocket.
We the supporters remain long after a manager, players, an owner, a chairman moves on (with seemingly one exception, Bill 'from-my-cold-dead-hand' Kenwright).
Leeds United and now Aston Villa are two examples of how lavish spending married to poor player purchases and exaggerated salaries can cripple and torpedo a club who then spirals down the leagues. We are seeing a little bit of a similar consequence for us in being unable to move on costly failures on high salaries.
We should have learnt more prudence from the ill-conceived fees and salaries we paid last summer.
Richaralison's fee seems hugely inflated to me. I hope he goes on to become a multiple winner of FIFA's best player award. I just don't see him being the transforming player many are proclaiming him to be.
71 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:27:14
Richarlison says Silva is like a father to him. It seems like he has a deep connection to the guy. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it. But my initial view is of a very young man, clearly from a troubled background as discussed in the Echo today, who is clearly delighted to be reunited with Silva and excited to play for him, and by extension us. It doesn't come across as a young kid, ready to rest on his laurels and count his cash, which is often the big fear with these guys.
Anyway, what do the rest of you think?
72 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:28:38
73 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:30:15
I am hoping Silva can get the best out of him and I hope we still keep Lookman. I really feel he will come back to bite us if we let him go.
Another two signings and I will be happy: a centre-back who can run and an incisive midfielder, please.
Best of luck, son... Welcome to Goodison! COYB
74 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:34:02
I think you're jealous, mate, coz a young lad's moved in on your fella, lol!
75 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:36:07
76 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:39:43
But clearly it was a big factor in the move. Richarlison comes across as being a fairly emotional young man, a long way from home, and clearly values having a mentor who speaks his language and can put an arm around him when needed.
77 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:40:42
78 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:42:03
Those comparing to Bolasie are well off the mark. Bolasie had already proven he was little more than a headless chicken. And was of the wrong age. Awful signing.
I'm quitely confident this lad will do well.
Now let's get a centre-half and a left-back, and hopefully a box-to-box creative centre mid.
And let's hope Bolasie, Klaassen, Besic, Williams, Schneiderlin, Martina, and Mirallas get shifted. With a short-term loan to the Championship for Vlasic, and a 'going nowhere' statement for Lookman.
79 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:44:05
Can we read anything into that? Bolasie is 7 and Walcott has his 11. At Fluminense he was 19 and thats Niasse. Id have stripped Bolasie of that 7! Or even the vacant 8 could be given to him instead of Mirallas.
80 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:44:38
We still have have not sorted out the defence. This will make it 5 seasons of failure to do so. There must be some real bluffers in the defensive end of the squad.
81 Posted 24/07/2018 at 22:54:32
As to the others as well, wanting to ship them out, and actually getting it to happen, is another thing altogether.
As has been mentioned so many times, they should never have been given such lucrative and lengthy contracts. It's not even as if they were superstars, and the Club was protecting their investments, far from it.
We could complain till the cows come home, but the fact that we maybe stuck with them for the foreseeable future, is a distinct possibility.
82 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:06:42
I am slightly confused that we are willing to spend this kind of money on a player who has only scored 25 goals in professional football, but if this is the player Silva wanted, then Im excited we got him.
Now. The next thing has to be securing Lookman and then getting an LB and CB.
83 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:12:09
This signing may well hinder his development.
I thought our priorities were CB, LB and MF goalscorer and dynamo.
84 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:15:47
I was only thinking recently that we could go in for Willian and £40 million would have been about enough to get him (not that he would come to us), but it just shows how crazy the market is when a kid who has showed nothing spectacular is going for this much.
I suppose we are paying Watford back for the hounding of Silva...
When Rodrigo came on board a few years ago, he was backed up by being Botofogo player of the year for two years running and didn't get much of a look in before he got injured with us.
All the same, I hope he lights Goodison Park up for us and brings a smile to our faces once again after many years of turbulence.
I lived there for a couple of years myself and there are very few Brazilians who cannot do the basics (Jo managed this though) and most of them love to show a bit of flair which is what football is about really.
He will also feel a bit more at home having a couple of Brazilians playing locally.
85 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:17:21
Welcome to the bipolar world of Evertonia.
86 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:30:07
It's almost as though some want things to go tits up so they can say "Told you so."
87 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:34:02
88 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:36:36
Yeah, yeah, yeah – he tailed off last season but he'd already played a half season in a different league before that so he was knackered.
Not work-shy, this lad. Cracking signing.
89 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:37:17
Yes, I think you are reading too much into what was a bog standard signing day interview with his new club's media team.
As Michael @ 76 mentions, Richarlison was fed the questions with references to Marco Silva which were basically the known, nothing revealing at all.
As for referring to Silva as a 'father-figure', that is a Brazilian cultural thing. Ahead of the World Cup each night on the national news they did a different biog on each player of the Brazilian squad. Many referred to the Brazilian coach Tite as a 'father-figure'. It is an extremely commonplace, as in reverse a 'father or mother-figure' addressing a younger person who is NOT their child as 'uma criança do coração' - a 'child of the heart'.
I am frequently called 'tio' - uncle - by total strangers in all manner of situations. A mark of courtesy and respect from a younger person to a more 'mature' person.
Perhaps more revealing from the interview was what was NOT said, in comparison to every incoming transfer last summer: not one reference of gratitude or thanks for the part the chairman, 'tio Bill' played in making the transfer happen.
90 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:52:43
1. That is true?
2. If it is, does it include add-ons and what are these add-ons for?
3. If there is compensation included?
So really, unless there is an official announcement, we have no idea of what the deal is. I remember a few years ago the minor spat between Moyes and Barnsley about how much we actually paid for Stones, just shows, even the main protagonists couldn't agree!
A £15M discrepancy suggests that the media ain't really got much of a clue either! What's new!?
Anyways, the next couple of weeks are going to be interesting.
91 Posted 24/07/2018 at 23:57:22
I am concerned about the quality of the player and what I saw of him last season makes this an underwhelming acquisition to say the least.
If the conversation between Everton and Silva went something like: "We need to pay Watford £30m+; pick a player they are happy to sell and you think might come good" then it would all make more sense.
92 Posted 24/07/2018 at 00:00:25
From what I can gather, and I confess I have limited knowledge of the player, a lot of the posters are saying his form dropped off as he was literally playing without a pre-season break. Take into account he is a young lad, then that might be pertinent.
93 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:09:35
Bang on the money mate. Well said.
There's plenty to be excited about with Richarlison – and it's well worth noting he played way too much football last year without a break. There's a deeper explanation of this online if you look it up.
£40m for a young, strong, pacey, skillful wide player is exciting when you look at the rest of the team – we were all crying out for more pace last season and now we have it.
94 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:17:42
95 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:18:15
50 mill, 50 mill, Richarlison,
50 mill, 50 mill, I say,
50 mill, 50 mill, Richarlison,
Playing the Everton Way...
Hope I don't get done for copyright hahaha. Get in Blues. He's a young talent better than superkunt Mirralas.
96 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:33:38
And as Lordy #88 says, sod the price. If he comes good, it's a good signing. If not, it's not.
97 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:34:20
What intrigues me is just how quite a few on this & other recent threads justify making such bold claims about Lookman – for me, he's very unproven in this league, good potential yes, but many were still mistakenly saying that about Barkley after 5+ seasons around our team – how well's he doing at Chelski? Didn't manage a single full game for them last season, only started once, and only came on from the bench twice!
98 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:39:07
"Richarlison attempted more dribbles, had more shots and created more chances from open play than anyone at Everton [last season]."
99 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:50:21
In my mind, £25-30 million is what you pay these days for someone you are prepared to take a gamble on; £40-50 million is the figure for someone who is pretty much guaranteed to have a positive impact. Makes me feel a lot better about the deal and, if we're lucky, he will turn out to be a bargain.
100 Posted 25/07/2018 at 00:50:25
Haa haa, thanks Mike. Another way of looking at it, if you do pick up a potentially good player on the cheap, then you have to pay them top wages anyway to fend off competition, thus they are difficult to shift if they underwhelm, ala Sandro! Although saying that, we don't really know what he is earning, I have heard £30k a week differences in what people report!
I repeat, who official has come out and said anything about the price!?
101 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:05:40
Had you watched Richarlison play at all, in Brazil, before he came to these shores?
102 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:08:44
A good point.
An equally good point is if I played in the league last season, I'd have more shots and created more chances than anyone at Everton!
Big Sam didn't allow his players to create shit! ;0)
103 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:18:59
104 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:21:10
To answer your question, I've copy-pasted what I said in another Richarlison-related thread:
As someone resident in Brazil, I'll stick to what I know about Richarlison, the player. And that is: NOTHING!
Fluminese, his former team - a very middling club - is one of three teams my Brazilian brother-in-law follows. As such, I keep an eye on them to wind him up as he winds me up over Everton.
And in his one and a half seasons with Fluminese before signing for Watford, I have absolutely no recall of him. None.
I do recall a bit of a social media spat between the player and his club just ahead of him signing for Watford. The reigning Brazilian champions Palmeiras made a bid for him (still only 20) just before Fluminese were due to play them. As a result, the player (the club president alleged) asked not to be selected by the club paying his salary against the club looking to sign him, and Richarlison broke down in tears (again, allegedly) when Fluminese slapped his wrists for his 'immaturity'. The player drew a great deal of public criticism from fans.
Richarlison took to Instagram to deny the charges, saying: "Who knows me knows I don't do this type of thing. I am not a mercenary and I am not a coward. Sorry. I don't want to hurt anyone."
The end result was, he got a salary raise, because of the fans wrath Fluminense refused point blank to deal with Palmeiras, stating they would prefer to sell to an overseas club rather than a Brazilian one, which is what they ultimately did.
Truly, my only personal recall of the player is the 3-2 roller-coaster at Goodison last season in which he most certainly did impress. I genuinely cannot recall a single minute of his game time in Brazil.
105 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:31:24
Mind you, most of what I recall about Richarlison is also basically the Goodison game last season.
106 Posted 25/07/2018 at 01:52:31
"According to the agreement reached in the transfer a year ago, the Tricolor [Fluminese] are entitled to 10% of the difference between what was paid and what Watford will receive.
"Thus, Watford would gain £33.5 million [this implies the fee Everton paid is £45 million - £11.5 million Watford paid to buy him + £33.5 million profit they are making by selling him]."
The report concludes: "Of that amount, £3.5 million pounds goes to Fluminense."
107 Posted 25/07/2018 at 02:22:17
Yes the initial price is high (let's assume it's about £40M) but look at it another way.
Liverpool just paid £13M for Shaqiri. The little fella who just got relegated. General concensus seems to be that they got a bargain.
In 5 years time, Shaqiri will be worth ten bob.
In 5 years time, Richarlison will be 26 and worth... ???
He doesn't have to do that much to end up as good value, does he?
108 Posted 25/07/2018 at 02:22:46
If £3.5 million is 10%, then the full difference is £35 million profit, not £33.5 million. Add that to the £11.5 million that Watford paid, I make that £46.5 million that we have supposedly paid.
Unusual if correct as I've never heard of a sell-on clause that factored in the difference. Plus it's way off the price being quoted by the English media.
Are you sure it's just not 10% of the price we paid Watford, which would mean we paid £35 million, as that's what's being quoted on BBC Sport?
109 Posted 25/07/2018 at 03:04:47
I translated it word for word from the Globo site, including the numbers. I just removed the Brazilian Reais currency equivalent.
I read it 3-4 times to be quite sure they did mean the difference between Watford's purchase and sales price and they clearly do.
My own maths is based on the quoted numbers, but you are quite right. If Fluminese are getting 10% and that equates to £3.5 million, then your calculations are correct.
Or maybe the report rounds up the 10% figure from £3.35 million to £3.5 million. What's £150,000 between friends after all?
Or, like everyone else, they may simply be taking a punt in the dark on the true price.
110 Posted 25/07/2018 at 03:18:59
This, however, could mean Lookman will be gone soon.
111 Posted 25/07/2018 at 04:46:29
I wish clubs would be more transparent when it comes down to the financial running of the club, I know they don't have to, just wish they would as it would clear up a lot of uncertainty for the fans.
Some of the crap that media outlets churn out, just adds to it, I mean there's at least several prices that we've apparently paid for him and that's just the English sites.
I'd also personally like to know the wages he's on. One website said he was on £30k a week at Watford, another said he was on £32k a week. I hope we learned from past mistakes about ridiculous wages and no more than doubled that wage.
112 Posted 25/07/2018 at 05:25:04
113 Posted 25/07/2018 at 05:29:23
114 Posted 25/07/2018 at 05:57:28
People said this last year when we were blowing a fortune on second-rate players and look at the fucking mess we are in. No fucker'll leave.
Richarlison is not responsible for what went on last season though. I wish him well and pray he can generate the excitement which has been missing from Goodison for far too long.
Welcome aboard, son!
115 Posted 25/07/2018 at 06:15:31
I'd just like to add that, amidst this, and other big money moves, our first opponents of the new Premier League season, Wolves, have brought in Moutinho for a very modest fee. Now this is a player we have been linked with for quite a long time and who would have been, in my view, a catalyst for linking play.
Wolves have made some very smart moves in the market and it appears that the club owners and manager have no problem attracting quality recruits. The opening fixture might be very interesting, and I hope to see all three of Walcott, Lookman and Richarlison given a start.
116 Posted 25/07/2018 at 06:27:30
117 Posted 25/07/2018 at 06:57:13
If all goes well, you wont have criticised it. If something goes wrong, you can claim you always knew?!
118 Posted 25/07/2018 at 07:03:05
119 Posted 25/07/2018 at 08:06:41
120 Posted 25/07/2018 at 08:35:31
121 Posted 25/07/2018 at 09:10:45
If you take a look at Chelsea and see what they have in terms of quality players and then assess that they are not the prime favourites for the trophies, you begin to realise the uphill struggle most of the other clubs have.
This lad we have brought in will hopefully give us something to smile about but there a lot of gaping holes in our squad that need to be filled with good quality like a centre-half (or two), a left-back good enough to fill Baines's boots, and a good centre-forward with pace.
So there is another £100 million spent and Silva will need to be doing a top job just to be competing around the top half.
We live in hope. COYB
122 Posted 25/07/2018 at 09:21:56
Now keep Lookman as a job share with Walcott. Walcott will only play half the games, Lookman can fill in and challenge for a regular start.
A few more signings on the way too, left-back and centre-back, and maybe a midfielder. I feel very positive about the new season. The team is being transferred from having an aging dinosaur as a manager with aging players into a young hungry and dynamic unit.
I am starting to believe again that we are on the right path. This is only the first step though and there is much more to be done.
123 Posted 25/07/2018 at 09:26:33
Hopefully this is the start of a new era for Everton, how many seasons have we also said that? Seriously though, Boardroom reshuffle, new Manager, new DoF and starting to get young talented players in.
I sincerely hope that the problem areas to be addressed first and foremost, left-back and centre-back, are the next before the window shuts again.
Also hope, although not an easy task to ship out a lot of the expensive deadwood, even if inevitably, they will be financial losses.
124 Posted 25/07/2018 at 09:37:07
Like they have said, they wish him well at Everton and so do I, but the doubts are still there and that has more to do with the ability of Richarlison and much less with the fee, which will explain itself in due course, hopefully.
125 Posted 25/07/2018 at 09:57:47
So like Bolasie, he's superb with the ball at his feet. I think Bolasie hasn't got that ability back after his injury. Bolasie has a poor shot, and Richarlison seems better, he's scored a fair few goals to indicate that if he has sight of goal, he can put the ball in the net, past the keeper.
Bolasie gets a decent number of crosses in, but Richarilson seems not to have that ability. Basically, he plays on the left, but has no left foot, so he can't whip the ball in. Instead he always checks onto his right and plays the low ball across the box or shoots.
I've seen little evidence of Richarlison being able to play through passes, but there were a couple on YouTube that looked decent passes, so perhaps he can do this, he just needs better movement.
He's scored a fair few headers. I think the lad will end up as a central striker, but maybe not for a few years yet. Maybe after watching him, week-in & week-out, I shall re-evaluate that position. I think he has the makings of a good player.
I see a lot of similarities towards Neymar. No, not in terms of ability, but in terms of how Richarlison seems to want to play. The big difference, other than ability, seems to me to be that Neymar looks more to be able to pass the ball, whilst Richarlison seems to charge more at the goal and not look to play others in. That is something Silva will need to work on.
126 Posted 25/07/2018 at 10:23:53
127 Posted 25/07/2018 at 10:50:49
This lad will become one of the world's great strikers and will be star for us and Brazil. We will laugh about questioning the fee.
128 Posted 25/07/2018 at 11:51:30
129 Posted 25/07/2018 at 11:59:51
130 Posted 25/07/2018 at 13:50:26
131 Posted 25/07/2018 at 13:57:07
132 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:08:26
133 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:10:01
We are paying between £30 and 50 million for a player that cost £11 million a year ago. I do think he has potential, but it's a big risk and what other club is in the mix to push Everton to £30 million plus? He did start out well with Watford and a combination of Silva going and burnout could have affected him. With potential, he is worth £20 million at best. Many reports are linking the price to compensation for Silva, which I don't believe.
I think the defence is more urgent, though Richarlison's position is also weak in the squad and we need pace. . . The overall Everton plan due to parental contracts and the inability to attract suitable players means it is long-term.
Because Silva is on a 3-year contract, he must feel he can up the ante. Everton with this transfer are aiming for the top 4; hopefully they get the changes in defence to make this objective realistic.
At the moment things are not quite right and Silva as Manager is a risk in itself.
134 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:13:15
135 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:26:49
Amusingly I recall when he first joined Watford, the media praised them for signing a Brazilian youngster for a bargain deal. When he had his explosive start to the season, the media were linking him to Barca, Real Man Utd and Man City for around 50m, and saying Watford had no chance of keeping him long term.
I also recall at the start of the season a number people on here (especially during the live forum) had criticism of Walsh for missing deals like Richarlison.
[Hopefully over the season, my spell check on my phone will learn that it's Richarlison and not Richardson.]
136 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:39:51
The auto-correct and spell checkers are absolutely infuriating with this new player!
137 Posted 25/07/2018 at 14:40:28
138 Posted 25/07/2018 at 15:03:06
139 Posted 25/07/2018 at 17:08:33
As long as that blood is Blue "Oko", crack on
140 Posted 25/07/2018 at 21:11:55
141 Posted 25/07/2018 at 22:41:51
I agree with all those who say he will probably end up eventually as an out and out striker. He looks awesome running straight at a defense, reminds me a bit of Lukaku that way but he has a great first touch which Lukaku still doesn't have.
If we get Yerri Mina and this kid in the box for corners and free kicks we'll score a lot of goals this season.
142 Posted 25/07/2018 at 22:56:11
Or so say The Daily Fail
143 Posted 26/07/2018 at 00:42:19
144 Posted 26/07/2018 at 02:09:07
'He's scored a fair few goals to indicate that if he has sight of goal, he can put the ball in the net, past the keeper'.
145 Posted 26/07/2018 at 02:36:03
146 Posted 26/07/2018 at 05:25:05
147 Posted 26/07/2018 at 07:35:54
148 Posted 26/07/2018 at 09:32:38
So much for the theory that the £45 million Richarlison fee included a £10 million 'sweetener' to settle the claim as postulated by many on TW and in the media.
Who is doing our negotiating? Smashie and Nicey, or maybe Walter and the Softees from the Beano? I cannot believe that Brands could be so naive, otherwise he wouldn't have lasted 3 weeks in his previous job.
The Pozzos at Watford will be sat in their caravan drinking champagne and laughing their arses off.
We are a complete laughing stock.
Now watch in awe as we 'reluctantly' accept £15 million for Lookman.
149 Posted 26/07/2018 at 10:30:29
150 Posted 26/07/2018 at 11:07:04
I hope this is the most relevant part from the statement Watford have released though: "Therefore the disciplinary process continues. In pursuing its disciplinary claim, the club has known from the outset it forfeited any right to compensation as a consequence of not following a proposed arbitration process. "
151 Posted 26/07/2018 at 11:43:32
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