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Atletico Madrid Reportedly Eyeing Up Move For Everton Forward Richarlison

Atletico Madrid Reportedly Eyeing Up Move For Everton Forward Richarlison

Atletico Madrid are eyeing up a summer move for Everton's Richarlison, less than a year after the 21 year old moved from Watford for £50 million, in one of the biggest deals of last summer.

Rarely has a player gone from a relative unknown to one of the hottest names on the market as quickly as Richarlison has. Ever since his move to Watford in the summer of 2017 the Brazilian has been making a big splash in the Premier League.

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In his first season at the club he made a great start to life in England as Marco Silva's side started their Premier League campaign brilliantly. The forward was only 20 and scored five goals shortly after his £11 million move.

His form dropped off after Silva was sacked but when the former Olympiakos manager rocked up at Everton last summer his main target was to be reunited with Richarlison.

The £50 million fee seemed a lot for a player who'd only played one season in England's top tier, scoring only five goals, but his return of 10 league goals already this season has seemed worth it.

However the Toffees could also struggle to keep hold of him for longer than a year. AS report that Atletico Madrid are interested in the player and are eyeing up a move for him in the summer.

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Despite his team's poor form Richarlison has been excellent again this season. Image: PA Images
Despite his team's poor form Richarlison has been excellent again this season. Image: PA Images

The Spanish paper report that Diego Simeone's side have joined Chelsea and PSG in the race to sign him.

Atleti might be put off by any large fee for him but the fact that he's just 21, could be a first team player straight away and would have fantastic sell on value makes any fee for him worth it.

Richarlison has already worn the famous yellow of Brazil. Image: PA Images
Richarlison has already worn the famous yellow of Brazil. Image: PA Images

Richarlison was called up to the Brazil team for the first time last summer and his impressive performances for country and club have made him a regular feature in the international squad since.

He has scored three goals in his opening six appearances for the Selecao, scoring two in a friendly against El Salvador and another against Cameroon.

Considering the incredible start to his career in Europe it would be stupid do question if he can make the next step up.

How much would he cost in the summer?

Topics: Football News, Richarlison, Transfer stories, Atletico Madrid, Transfer rumours, Premier League, Everton, Transfer news, Spanish football, La Liga

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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