Watford have issued a statement regarding the sale of Brazilian forward Richarlison and it is not good news for many Premier League clubs.
The Brazilian U-20 International was a subject of interest from many top European clubs during the summer transfer window but the player surprisingly chose to move to Watford. Having moved to Watford though from former club Fluminense, the Brazilian settled in quite nicely to the Premier League. In these 4 months of the league, Richarlison has already managed 5 goals and 3 assists from 13 league games.
This form though has come at a cost for Watford as many a top Premier League clubs have now returned back to sign the Brazilian. Clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs have all shown substantial interest in him with Arsenal said to be the frontrunners. The Gunners will most definitely lose Alexis Sanchez next summer and Arsene Wenger feels that Richarlison can do a fine replacement job for his fellow South American.
The Hornets acquired the player for £11.2 million during the summer but the above-mentioned clubs are reportedly willing to pay as much as £30 million for him.
Even though this offer might look like a pretty lucrative one but the Watford management have no interest in selling Richarlison off just yet. In an interview with Standard Sport, Watford boss Scott Duxbury has made it very clear that the Brazilian is not moving out of the club.
“We want Richarlison to be here for many more seasons. We are building a very competitive squad, we have no need to sell.
“We believe in the season being a race and that’s why we will never sell a player in January who we believe will help us.
“Nobody will be sold that we don’t want to. None of the players making an impact now will go.”