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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

Richarlison talks up Bernard, won't try to tempt Mina to Everton

  Richarlison talks up Bernard, won't try to tempt Mina to Everton Everton have been linked with moves for both Bernard and Yerry Mina before Thursday's deadline, with the former pictured in Liverpool.Bernard 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.

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.

Richarlison talks up Bernard - but won't try to tempt Mina to Everton

  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.

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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Silva tells Richarlison he must learn English .
Everton boss Marco Silva has told new signing Richarlison that he must learn English to fully integrate himself into the Everton squad. The 21-year old Brazilian lit up the field for the Toffees in their opening game of the season, drawing 2-2 with Wolves at Molineux where the former Watford man notched both of Everton’s goals. While Silva has praised the immediate impact Richarlison has had in just one game for the club, he explained how he has told the player that he must improve his English, as well as fellow new signings Yerry Mina and Bernard. Silva also admitted that his own English skills need improvement as well as that of his new players. Talking ahead of this weekend’s clash with Southampton, as reported by The Guardian, Silva said: “Richarlison has settled in well, he is a fantastic professional and a good boy.” “But he has to learn as much English as he can and we are pushing him on that because it is important for him and for us. He is doing it but he needs to improve his English.” “That applies to me as well. I am learning it all the time. I have already told Bernard and Mina. They have to learn English as well.” Silva added that while Richarlison has impressed so far, attention cannot be focused solely on him, as he’s still a young player. He continued: “Everybody likes him and he is enjoying the environment. He performed very well last week but we have to be calm with him.” “He is a young boy with a big talent but we cannot put all the headlights on Richarlison.

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