Could potential Silva appointment see Everton rival Tottenham Hotspur for Watford's Richarlison?

Farhad Moshiri owner of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton and Tottenham are being linked with two of Watford's key men.

Watford's Brazilian striker Richarlison de Andrade celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park in...

Watford's Richarlison is already attracting interest from rival Premier League sides after an impressive start to life at Vicarage Road. According to the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are closely monitoring the 20-year-old who terrorised Everton at Goodison Park ahead of the international break.

Richarlison scored his fourth goal of the season that afternoon, and would have had his fourth assist but for Tom Cleverley's stoppage time penalty miss, which denied Watford a point on Merseyside.

Tom Cleverley of Watford reacts to missing a penalty during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Hornets paid £11 million to bring the little known Brazilian to English football in August, and their gamble looks set to leave them quids-in some point down the line.

But it's not just Tottenham who may be eyeing an explosive wide player such as Richarlison, with Everton struggling in the final third this season - their 3-2 win against Watford the only real exception.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

And Richarlison could be of particular interest to Everton if they are successful in their pursuit of Watford manager Marco Silva, who is interested in a move to Goodison Park despite his employers turning down an approach from the Toffees on Monday, according to the Independent.

Should Everton get their man in Silva, one suspects they'd be especially well-placed to rival Tottenham for another Hornets employee.

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