Everton ace Richarlison has been tipped to keep getting better by Marco Silva, the man who brought him to Goodison Park (Sky Sports).
Richarlison became Silva’s first signing at Everton when joining from Watford in a reported £40million deal (Liverpool Echo) towards the end of July 2018, reuniting the two after their prior stint working together down south.
Since then, the 23-year-old has become an essential player for Everton, with 26 goals and six assists from 70 appearances, as well as becoming a regular for the Selecao and helping them win the Copa America.
Richarlison remains key under Carlo Ancelotti and his future looks bright on the blue half of Merseyside, while Brazil will look to retain the Copa America next year before attempting to lift their sixth World Cup the following year.
“He made many improvements, and I think he is still improving,” Silva told Sky Sports. “I know him very well. His first steps in Premier League was under me, and what I saw from him was always a player improving.
“He has the skills but also the way he works every day, and the way he fit so fast in the clubs with myself means he can adapt into different types of football and clubs.
“He is still young and even so he has achieved good things. He has to keep proving his quality and most importantly he will keep working to do that. I know how the boy works.
“He is fast, very good finish with left and right, and strong in the air as well. It’s not easy to find a player with such good skills and playing in different positions in the attacking third as well.”
Richarlison has come a long way since first arriving in the Premier League in 2017 with Watford, even though he impressed from the off and made an immediate impact with the Hornets.
With Ancelotti now at the Everton helm, the Selecao star will now be working under one of the most esteemed and decorated managers in football.
Along with his skills and talents, Richarlison’s attitude is also top notch – so the future looks bright for both player and club.