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Watford will hope Gustavo is their new Richarlison

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Watford will hope Gustavo is their new Richarlison

The Corinthians man looks set for a bright future in the game.

Watford have been in fine form in this season’s Premier League, with the club in contention for European qualification.

Boss Javi Gracia has worked wonders with the squad he has, whilst his signings have also proved to be relatively successful.

The former Rubin Kazan boss was named as Marco Silva’s successor in January 2018 and the club hasn’t looked back.

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The Hornets currently occupy seventh place in the top flight and are defying expectations.

The summer looks set to be big for Gracia as he aims to improve his current crop.

According to TEAMtalk, the overachievers will enter the transfer market to try and sign Corinthians striker Gustavo.

The 24-year-old recently returned to the Brazilian giants following a fruitful spell with Fortaleza.

Playing as a striker he bagged 14 goals in 28 appearances and has three in four back at Corinthians in the latest championship.

Ambitious

Watford are run by the Pozzo family and their scouting range is extensive.

 

They have successfully negotiated the Brazilian market previously and are clearly keen to tap into it once more.

Richarlison is a massive Watford success story in terms of proving a good business deal.

Prior to the 2017/18 campaign, the Hornets paid just £11.2 million, according to The Guardian, to sign the forward and he would contribute five goals and two assists.

Just a year later, the 21-year-old was signed by Everton for a staggering £50 million, as confirmed by BBC Sport, with Silva keen for a reunion with the player he managed at Vicarage Road.

According to the piece in TEAMtalk, Gustavo’s valuation is already at £40 million.

With Watford holding serious ambition, however, they could be tempted to pounce.

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Gustavo would represent a risk but then so did Richarlison.

Watford won’t attract the world’s best players but they might unearth another Brazilian gem in the form of Gustavo.

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