Everton fans react as report says Chelsea want Richarlison

Everton fans shield their eyes during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Richarlison has been tipped to leave Everton for Premier League rivals Chelsea with AC Milan and Atletico Madrid also reportedly interested.

Richarlison Everton celebrates his goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

On paper, it looks like Richarlison has been a success at Everton.

There were plenty of questions asked when the Toffees invested a club record £50 million (BBC) in a player who had just one season of Premier League football to his name, especially given that he was far from consistent at Watford.

But the 21-year-old enjoyed a superb start to life at Goodison Park, silencing the doubters with a flurry of goals.

Like his spell at Watford, however, Richarlison’s form has dipped alarmingly after a bright start. The Brazilian international has scored just two goals in his last ten games with Everton’s season crumbling.

Richarlison #9 of Brazil celebrates his goal in the 1st half of the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and El Salvador at FedExField on September 11, 2018 in Landover, MD....

So reports from the Daily Star that Richarlison’s price-tag has risen by a further £30 million since moving to Merseyside has left some Everton fans rather confused. After all, the winger-turned-striker has hardly looked like an £80 million attacker since the turn of the year.

It is understood that Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are interested. And it sums up the mood at Everton right now that some supporters would be willing to give Richarlison a lift to the airport.

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...

 

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