Everton should aim higher than Richarlison

Everton have been named as one of the front-runners to land Watford winger Richarlison.

What’s the story?

Everton are expected to name Marco Silva as their new manager in the coming weeks, and the potential arrival of the former Watford man is fuelling up the Richarlison rumour again.

The Brazilian winger was heavily linked with a move to Goodison earlier this year, and now Paddy Power have named the Toffees as third favourites to grab the youngster this summer, behind Manchester United and Chelsea.

Given that Manchester United are likely to pursue bigger and more expensive names, the Toffees could lock horns with Chelsea to sign the tricky Brazilian.

A risk for Richarlison?

It is no secret that Everton are on the hunt for a new winger this summer. Xherdan Shaqiri could be available for a bargain release clause, PSV’s Hirving Lozano could follow Marcel Brands to Goodison, but Richarlison’s name is cropping up more than any other.

The 21 year-old had an electric start to his Watford career, forcing his way into everyone’s fantasy team with five goals and four assists in the opening 17 league matches.

Since Marco Silva left the Hornets though, the young winger has not registered a single goal or assist, and it is this inconsistency that makes him a huge risk for the Toffees.

Of course, the arrival of the manager who got the best out of him could make all the difference, but Everton should be looking for bigger and better this summer.

To compare the Brazilian to Hirving Lozano of PSV, the Mexican winger has more goals (19 in all competitions), more assists, more successful dribbles, more key passes and more shots than Richarlison, and is only a year older than the Brazilian.

Richarlison has the potential to be a fantastic player, but Everton already have plenty of potential in the likes of Nikola Vlasic and Ademola Lookman. What they need is ready made superstars, and Richarlison just isn’t that.

So, Everton fans, would you be happy to swoop for Richarlison? Who do you want to sign this summer? Let us know by voting in the poll below…