Everton fans are scratching their heads at the minute, wondering why the club are paying a huge amount of money – £50 million no less – for Watford player Richarlison, who hasn’t done very much in the last six months, and could be an almighty transfer flop.

It seems as though it’s all because Marco Silva, who of course now manages Everton, got the best from him in their short time together – yet some people think there is an alternative motive here from both clubs.

However, there could be a very good reason for that…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Marco Silva manager of Hull City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Hull City at Goodison Park on March 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Move done

The move seems to have been confirmed by the Brazilian press, and while Everton are getting a player their manager knows and someone who could provide them with a much needed spark, it’s understandable that people are worried he could well just be another costly mistake.

Everton have certainly made a fair few in the past 12 months, and their summer spending last time out didn’t save them from a terrible start to the season – with things not really getting better past that point either, and their manager losing his job, Sam Allardyce coming in and the fans being very unhappy.

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