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.
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.
Bout a tenner on his current form— BLOXY (@bloxy69) February 12, 2019
Not as much as we paid for him— Jagsmol (@lynnepark_lynne) February 12, 2019
On current form £25— Darrin johnston coyb (@daz4441) February 12, 2019
Half as much as six months ago probably— Paul Reddish (@paulreddish) February 12, 2019
Three shillings and a tanner atm— john green (@johngreen51) February 12, 2019
Sell him we're going nowhere fast.— Camp Freddie (@pigcheese123) February 12, 2019
I will drive him there if they want him— John Maguire (@JohnMag91260606) February 10, 2019