Marco Silva has told his Everton signings to learn English

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Pre-Season Friendly at Gigg Lane on July 18, 2018 in Bury, England.

Marco Silva wants his Everton signings to learn English.

Richarlison of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton FC at Molineux on August 11, 2018 in...

Everton boss Marco Silva has told The Guardian he is demanding that three of his summer signings learn English in order to better communicate with him and their team-mates.

The Toffees spent £40 million on signing Richarlison earlier this month, with the Portuguese manager having worked with the Brazilian winger at Watford last season.

Richarlison has since been joined at Goodison Park by the likes of Bernard - also a Brazilian - and Colombia international Yerry Mina, who cost Everton a cool £27 million.

And Silva told The Guardian that it's "very important" for Richarlison - who bagged a brace on his debut for the club at Wolves last week - and his team-mates to attain an acceptable level of English.

"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's side drew 2-2 at Wolves last weekend, despite facing the newly-promoted side with 10 men for most of the game following Phil Jagielka's first-half red card.

Everton, who also signed Lucas Digne, Kurt Zouma and Andre Gomes this summer, host Southampton on Merseyside today as they go in search of a first victory.

Richarlison of Everton celebrates his first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton FC at Molineux on August 11, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

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