Richarlison joins Everton from Watford for undisclosed fee
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Richarlison has finally completed his move from Watford to Everton, with the Brazilian winger signing a 5-year deal at Goodison Park.
The fee, thought to be in the region of 50m pounds, is the largest amount Watford have ever received for a player in their history and marks a significant return from the 11.5m pounds fee the Hornets paid Fluminense for the former Brazil U20 international.
Fluminense stand to earn around 3.8m pounds from the deal due to a sell-on clause in the Brazilian’s contract at Vicarage Road.
Richarlison’s move to Goodison Park sees the winger reunited with former Hornets boss Marco Silva, who played an instrumental role in bringing the 21-year-old to England last summer, having apparently phoned the winger to persuade him to move to Hertfordshire instead of joining Ajax.
After making his first appearance against Liverpool last August, the Brazilian got off to a flying start to life in England, scoring against Bournemouth on his full league debut.
He went on to score 5 goals in his first 12 league appearances but his form nosedived soon after, to the extent that Javi Gracia dropped him towards the closing stages the season.
But despite not finding the net since November, the tricky winger went on to win the Hornets’ Young-Player-of-the-Season award and he leaves Vicarage Road having made 41 appearances for the Golden Boys in all competitions.
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