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Tottenham should avoid targeting Watford’s misfiring Richarlison

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Tottenham should avoid targeting Watford’s misfiring Richarlison

The Brazilian hotshot is now 26 games without a goal for the Hornets.

Rumoured Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Richarlison delivered another misfiring performance on Monday night, wasting numerous opportunities on goal during Watford’s 2-0 loss at Wembley.

The 20-year-old Brazilian, who has previously been linked with Tottenham by reports in The Sun, showed why the north London club should avoid buying the inconsistent attacker.

As revealed by his recent abysmal goalscoring form, the purchase of the former Fluminense player would surely be a waste of millions of pounds.

Richarlison enjoyed an extremely bright start to his career in English football, netting five goals and supplying three assists in his opening 12 Premier League matches.

Nonetheless, his last goal came in Watford’s 2-0 home win over West Ham United in mid-November, representing a staggering 26 matches without a goal.

Viewers of Watford’s Monday night defeat at the hands of Tottenham were treated to a stunning show of Richarlison’s profligacy in front of goal.

(during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

The Brazilian winger was granted countless glorious opportunities to score his first goal in over five months, yet fluffed his lines on every occasion.

Whether skying a volley from close range or electing to shoot from a tight angle rather than cross, the Watford attacker revealed a worrying lack of composure and awareness in attacking areas.

At only 20 years of age, there is no doubt much of the Brazilian’s struggles can be attributed to inexperience and the difficulty of adapting to English football.

Nevertheless, Tottenham should avoid taking the massive gamble and prying Richarlison away from Watford this summer.

The Hornets will no doubt charge a substantially higher price than the £11.5 million they paid for the Brazilian last summer, and the prudent decision for Spurs would be to hold off on the signing.

Tottenham would be far better off targeting proven European goalscorers, like Napoli’s Ciro Immobile, rather than taking a massive gamble on the misfiring Richarlison.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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