Destination Chelsea? The Surprising Everton Star Who Could Lead Exodus From Disastrous Marco Silva Project
Things couldn’t possibly get more miserable for the Toffees could it? Pity poor Everton fans at the moment.
After Gameweek 27, slumping to their fifth defeat in six games in all competitions, with only one home league victory to their name since the end of November, and suffering the indignation of Watford fans relentless mocking following their 1-0 victory in the latest loss, Hornets being still peeved at the believed ‘illegal approach’ Everton made for manager Marco Silva to bring him from Vicarage Road to Goodison Park.
Well apparently things could very well get a whole lot worse, with the potential departure of the second-most expensive player in the club’s history.
The Brazilian winger Richarlison has emerged as a target for five-time Premier League champions Chelsea, reports The Daily Star, with the current disarray and turmoil encircling Everton at the moment.
Richarlison followed his former Watford boss Silva up north just last summer, for an eye-popping £40 million and has scored ten goals in 23 league games for Everton so far.
At Watford he scored five goals and provided five assists in a single season.
The publication reports that Everton will demand double what they themselves paid should Chelsea come calling, with Atletico Madrid also said to be circling for the 21-year-old player.
It’s the latest chapter in a sorry season for aspiring Everton who were seemingly intent on grandeur. Not only has Marco Silva recorded a lower tally of points that his immediate predecessors at the same stage of the season, but their acquisitions have failed to light up the league and it’s a miserable traipse to Goodison of late, let alone going on the road.
Everton have spent close to £400m over the past four years and the list of some of those more high-profile signings doesn’t make good reading in the Merseyside club’s current climate; Yannick Bolasie, Cenk Tosun, Davy Klaasen, Morgan Schneiderlin to name but a few.
Everton currently sit in ninth in the league, with the potential of slipping into the bottom half of the table once other teams have completed the same amount of games, with Silva’s head firmly on the block for the axe.