Premier League Big Guns Circling for Watford Striker


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Watford striker Richarlison is attracting the attention of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, claims Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old is enduring a dreadful barren spell, failing to score in 24 league and cup matches. He hasn’t recorded an assist in 19 games yet remains a popular player with fans and his manager.

Richarlison made a blistering start to his Premier League career after signing from Fluminense in a £11.2m deal. In his opening 14 games, he scored five and registered three assists.

His debut came in the 3 – 3 draw with Liverpool and during the following game against Bournemouth, scored his first goal for the club.

With 10 Under-20 caps for Brazil, his aspirations of earning full international honours might be met if he moves to a bigger club.

Scouts from Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton are all regulars at his game, with the west London club a rumour which won’t die as far as his future is concerned.

Watford are understood to be concerned that having played a full role for Fluminense in Brazil’s Serie A, Richarlison is suffering from burn-out with 36 appearances for the Hornets in the English season immediately afterwards.

Javi Gracia is considering resting him for the remainder of 2017-18 with Watford’s prospects of qualifying for the Europa League significantly dimmed following Burnley’s recent 2 – 1 win at Vicarage Road.