Premier League side Watford finally announced the signing of young Brazilian Richarlison on their official website this afternoon, beating off a host of other sides to secure him on a five-year contract.
The 20-year-old – who BBC Sport believe will arrive at Vicarage Road in an £11 million switch – had already agreed terms last week but his move to England was subject to being granted a work permit.
Richarlison has made a bit of a name for himself playing in the Brazilian Serie A for Fluminense, scoring 19 times in 67 matches, and he’s renowned for his skill, trickery and pace driving forward.
It is thought that the young Brazilian, who became the Hornets’ fifth signing of the summer window so far, could be in contention to feature in Watford’s Premier League opener against Liverpool on Saturday.
It was Watford who took to social media to announce their new arrival…
? | Delighted to confirm that Richarlison has signed for #watfordfc on a five-year deal.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 8, 2017
And some supporters applauded the ambition of their new arrival…
Richarlison and Pereyra??? #watfordfc
— Ryan Morgan (@RyanMorganMedia) August 8, 2017
I like Richarlison to Watord.
Not the "typical" Brazilian as he is a two-footed, grinder type of a player that works hard for the team
— one-liner (@moving_lines) August 8, 2017
— Forza Watford! (@forzawatford) August 8, 2017
Excited to see what Richarlison can do in a watford shirt! Excellent signing. Pacey, tricky & a eye for goal ?????#watfordfc
— Ben Aiton (@benaiton23) August 8, 2017
Good to see new faces. Welcome Richarlison #watfordfc
— MUI (@mui_10969) August 8, 2017
Others are unsure whether he can cut it in the Premier League…
People will soon realize Richarlison is pretty much ??loses the ball a lot during takeons & he does dive
— Rafi Ali (@AldnoahVoid) August 8, 2017
Richarlison looks like a very talented baller, but don't see him making an immediate impact.
— . (@mufcsam_) August 8, 2017
Whilst some are still hoping for more arrivals at Vicarage Road…
If we follow the Richarlison deal with Andre Gray and Kieron Gibbs then I will be very happy! Anyone after that would be an added bonus.
— Alex Day (@AlexDayPhoto) August 8, 2017
— Marc (@MrSpike316) August 8, 2017
Good news about Richarlison signing, a few more still to come through the door but the squad is taking shape nicely #WatfordFC
— The Hornets' Nest (@hornetsnestwfc) August 8, 2017
And on a side note, it seems there could be some fun with his name this season…
Watford have signed Richarlison.
That's the name someone called Richard gives themselves on Fifa in create a character. Like i'm Dazzinho…
— Darren Addy (@Dron_uk) August 8, 2017
Richarlison signs for Watford. Sounds like some bloke called Richard has just given himself a fake name so he sounds exotic pic.twitter.com/aKLY1FYTBp
— Two Footed Fantasy (@2FootedFantasy) August 8, 2017
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