As reported by Sky Sports, Everton are one of the teams interested in signing Watford attacker Richarlison this summer.
If The Toffees are to improve next term then they badly need to add goals to their game. Seven of the eight teams currently ahead of them in the English Premier League have scored more this season.
One player that could add fresh ideas to their attack is Brazilian Richarlison, who has impressed in spells during his debut season at Watford this term.
That’s according to Sky Sports, who say that Everton are part of a three-team pack, that includes Manchester United and Chelsea, keeping tabs on the 20-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window.
He’d cost a fair whack though, with the outlet also reporting that Watford are looking for a fee of around £40m for his signature.
With five goals and four assists in his first 18 appearances for Watford, Richarlison looked set to be on his way to a magnificent first year in the English Premier League.
He hasn’t directly contributed to a goal since December though, leading many to question whether he has what it takes to perform consistently at this level.
Sky Sports report though that Watford deem that lack of form as a result of fatigue, with the 20-year-old having played in the summer months in the Brazilian top-flight last year, meaning he’s played 12 months of football without a break.
If that’s true, a few months of rest could see him firing on all cylinders again either for Watford or a new club like Everton.
If the Toffees are to bite though, the reported £40m fee seems rather steep and they should only move for the player if they can negotiate that down, with resources also needed to be spent in other areas of the team.