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Sport Silva defends criticism of Richarlison price tag

22:50  10 august  2018
22:50  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Marco Silva defends the fee spent on Richarlison

  Marco Silva defends the fee spent on Richarlison Everton boss Marco Silva has defended summer signing Richarlison’s price tag, describing the player as an “investment” into the club’s future. The Brazilian joined the Toffees from Watford, Silva’s former club, in July for £35m with additional bonuses. Richarlison has settled into life at Goodison Park quickly, with three Premier League goals in his first two games, including a brace on the club’s opening day fixture against Wolves. Silva has likened the capture to one of the club’s big-money signings from last summer, Jordan Pickford, in that a lot of people are talking about his transfer price in a negative fashion. As quoted by The Independent, the former Hull boss has hit back at Richarlison’s critics, claiming that he feels as though “people speak about his fee because it is their job to speak”. “I don’t know what happened last season, but when our club signed Jordan (Pickford), for sure everybody speaks in the same way. Everybody says it is too much money, this kind of thing and now he is the number one of the national team and nobody, nobody, talks more about his value in the market.” Richarlison will be hoping to continue performing in Everton’s first-team after getting off to the perfect start on Merseyside.

Everton manager Marco Silva has defended the club's transfer business after criticism that they overpaid for Brazilian winger Richarlison . "If the player will perform well and do the best to achieve our goals at the end no one will speak about the price ."

Everton manager Marco Silva has defended the club’s transfer business after criticism they overpaid for Brazilian winger Richarlison . Jordan Pickford’s price tag caused consternation last summer but he ended up being a stellar signing at Everton.

Everton boss Marco Silva has defended the club’s high profile purchase of Watford winger Richarlison, following criticism over the Brazilian’s price-tag.

Richarlison, who signed for Watford last summer for then-Hornets manager Silva, reunited with the Portuguese manager at Everton late last month in a deal worth around £35million, which could rise to £40million.

Having initially been reported at costing around £50million, many fans, both Everton supporters and neutrals, claimed Everton had drastically overpaid for the 21-year winger.

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Even after the real price was revealed, many still maintained that the Toffees had unnecessarily thrown the bank at Watford to land the young forward, who only scored five times last season and hadn’t netted since November.

Everton star Richarlison indebted to Marco Silva

  Everton star Richarlison indebted to Marco Silva Having netted a brace on his Everton debut, the winger spoke of his deep gratitude for his managerTwo-goal Everton hero Richarlison has expressed thanks to "father figure" Marco Silva for giving him a platform to shine in the Premier League.

Richarlison de Andrade (born 10 May 1997) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton.

“We need to be calm with him,” said Marco Silva , then Watford’s manager, of Richarlison in September. Twelve months later he approached a different board with an identical message about a player now carrying a very different price tag .

However, Silva has defended the purchase, likening the deal to the £30million signing of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland last summer – which was criticised by some, but has subsequently seen Everton land their most promising goalkeeper in years.

Speaking in Everton’s pre-match press conference ahead of the sides opening Premier League fixture against Wolves at Molineux, Silva had this to say on the deal:

“I can speak to you about what happened one year ago when we took Jordan Pickford and everyone was talking about it at that moment.”

“Now no one is talking about his value. The value the club paid to take him here is normal in football. The market now is really difficult.”

“If the player will perform well and do the best to achieve our goals at the end no one will speak about the price.”

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Richarlison talks up Bernard - but won't try to tempt Mina to Everton .
Everton have been linked with moves for both South American stars before Thursday's deadline, with the former pictured in LiverpoolBernard has been pictured in England ahead of a proposed move to Everton, but fellow Brazilian Richarlison has not tried to persuade his friend Yerry Mina to also join the Premier League club.

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