The Ligue 1 duo have emerged as shock possible destination for 20-year-old forward. Currently plying his trade at Watford, Richarlison has impressed a lot of scouts during his first season in the Premier League. He moved to England last summer from his native Brazil.
It was expected of the youngster to take some time before adapting to the physical nature of the Premier League. However, he took to English football like a duck to water, netting 5 times in his first 12 appearances for the Hornets. Primarily a left-winger by trade, Richarlison can play as a tradition centre-forward and on the right of a front three.
His performances, however, have dipped considerably since the turn of the year. In fact. he has failed to find the back of the net since last November. Consequently, Richarlison he was dropped to the bench for Watford’s last two games against Bournemouth and Burnley.
Apparently, this bad run has not put his suitors off. Mirror is reporting that French giants PSG and Monaco are both keeping tabs on Richarlison. The duo would also not have any qualms about matching the asking price for the 20-year-old. Watford has slapped a whopping £40 million price tag on him.
PSG and Monaco haved joined Chelsea and Arsenal in the race to sign Richarlison this summer. [@MirrorFootball]#watfordfc pic.twitter.com/XNo9PQZwuk
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Richarlison has said in the past that he has dreams that could see him moving to a club with bigger ambitions. He stated last month that he wants to play in the Champions League, though he remains focused on his current club for the time being. Speaking to FourFourTwo, he said:
“Look everybody wants financial security for their family and when a player says otherwise then he is lying.”
“If I play at a really high well, opportunities will come my way. But right now my mind is focused on Watford. I will raise my level. I think about playing in the Champions League and being the top scorer in the Premier League.”
Richarlison is definitely a talented player. However, he has not had even a full season of top level football under his belt as of yet. His drop in form has been drastic too. It is too early for a big club to take a punt on the 20-year-old. He needs to be a consistent performer for a couple more years before thinking of moving to a big club.
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