Richarlison is seemingly on the verge of joining Everton from Watford.
The 21-year-old only moved to the Premier League last summer, and ended the 2017-18 campaign with five goals and five assists in 38 league games for the Hornets.
Manchester United were linked with a move for the attacker earlier this summer, but Everton have reportedly won the race.
There have been a number of figures branded about in the last few hours, but Bleacher Report have placed the transfer figure ‘in excess’ of £40m.
Richarlison – valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt – was excellent in the early stages of last season, but it would be fair to say that the attacker’s form dipped in the final few months.
The Everton fans have been reacting to the transfer reports on social media, and it would be fair to say that they have differing views.
There are plenty who feel that Richarlison will be a success at Goodison Park, but there are also those who have questioned the move.
A selection of the mixed Twitter reaction can be seen below:
£50m should not buy you a player who only scored 5 and assisted 4 in 38 Premier League games. Absolutely dreadful business if the reports are correct and we are signing Richarlison for that much. It proves that we’ve learned absolutely nothing.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) July 20, 2018
I can’t even see him starting as well
— ThreeFiveTwo Games (@ThreeFiveTwoG) July 20, 2018
We already know Silva brings out the best of him and he’s like 21. £50m maybe a bit too much but everyone overpays for players now, could prove to be worth it.
— Sam (@SEFC99) July 20, 2018
I’ll trust what silva can see in a player an can get out of him than you negative blues mate
— Paul Parr (@Paul_Parr_1989) July 20, 2018
He’s an amazing player and suffered when silva left. He played 77 games last season so he ended up exhausted
— Marco The Murderer (@EfcTon2point0) July 20, 2018
Malcom was an option, Richarlison was always the prepared choice. Not sure we are paying as much as it’s reported. It’ll be 30+ add ons.
— We’re Everton FC (@WereEvertonFC) July 20, 2018
Why are Everton looking to buy Richarlison when Ademola Lookman hasn’t yet been given a chance? English youth are being robbed.
— C (@chidudeh) July 20, 2018