Brazilian forward Richarlison has sealed a reunion with Portuguese tactician Marco Silva at Premier League side Everton after becoming the club’s first signing of the summer.
The 21-year-old joins from fellow Premier League side Watford and has signed a five-year contract with the Toffees in a deal worth an initial £35m with further clauses taking it to £50m.
Richarlison spent just one season at Vicarage Road after then manager Marco Silva signed him from Brazilian Serie A outfit Fluminense for £11.5m in August 2017, after the U20 World Cup tournament in Korea Republic.
He scored five league goals in his first 12 games for Watford but the Brazilian star has not found the back of the net since November.
On his move to Everton, Richarlison told the club’s website that: “I want to have a lot of success with Everton.”
“I think it is going to be important for me 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.
“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.
“Everton have put their faith in me and I intend to honour this shirt and demonstrate on the pitch why I came here. I want my dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England.” He added.
On his own part, Marco Silva said: “Richarlison is a good player who will make our team and our squad more competitive,” said Portuguese boss Silva. “The competition between our players is really important to me.
“The player himself is fast, strong, very good technically and he can play in three positions across the front line. He can also score goals.” He concluded.