Why now might be the perfect time for Tottenham to swoop for Watford's Richarlison

Richarlison de Andrade of Watford arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Newcastle United at Vicarage Road on May 5, 2018 in Watford, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the Watford ace, according to reports.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at White Hart Lane this summer, in an effort to provide more competition for the likes of Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen.

The Argentine will also be without Heung-Min Son for the early stages of this season, due to the South Korean's participation in the Asian games.

With this in mind, Tottenham should renew their interest in Watford ace Richarlison, and this summer might just be the ideal time for the north London outfit to make their move.

Richarlison of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

The Brazilian took the Premier League by storm last season, scoring five goals in his first 12 outings for the Hornets, but his form dipped dramatically in the second half of the campaign.

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The 21-year-old failed to chalk up a single goal from November onwards, and because of that, Watford's position on selling him would have become considerably weaker.

According to the Sun, the Hertfordshire outfit were demanding £40 million for Richarlison, but because of his dip in form, his value has surely dropped.

Richarlison of Watford has a shot on goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

The Brazilian isn't 22 until May next year, so the odd dip in form is totally understandable.

He is still a precocious talent, however, and would surely flourish under the guidance of Pochettino at Tottenham.

And if Spurs could pick Richarlison up for a reduced fee, it could turn out to be a real coup for the north London outfit.

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