Transfer fees should no longer be surprising in top flight football; they are so detatched from reality and Premier League clubs are so rich that they can absorb paying eye-watering prices every summer.
Nevertheless, there are deals every summer that hit home just how inflated prices are and one such example is Everton’s reported willingness to pay £50m for Watford’s Richarlison.
Toffees manager Marco Silva is clearly a massive fan of the Brazilian wideman, who he spent big to bring to England when he was in charge of the Hornets and his faith has not been blunted this summer.
That is despite the fact that Richarlison’s punchy start to life in England subsided after a matter of games to give way to a hugely ineffective campaign.
There are surely more cost-effective options on the market, so we put that to Everton fans and Bordeaux’s Malcom, who has been linked with a £30m move to Goodison, proved a popular choice.
52 per cent of Toffees would rather have the Brazilian flier – who has 20 Ligue 1 goals to his name – over his countryman Richarlison, as you can see from the full results below…
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