It has been reported that Richarlison was one of a few squad members at Everton that were shocked and disappointed when Carlo Ancelotti left the club for Real Madrid, and that has led to speculation over the Brazilian’s Goodison Park future.
Reports linking Richarlison with a move to Real Madrid will have come as quite a surprise to many but despite having a relatively poor season Ancelotti constantly persisted with the 24-year old, which highlights how much he does rate him.
Should Everton sell Richarlison?
Richarlison is probably not a Real Madrid type of player, as he is not young enough to be a wonderkid and is also not a big enough name to get fans or Florentino Perez excited about having him at the Bernabeu.
If the right offer was received for Richarlison, though, they should make a sensible decision to let him go after he failed to stand up and deliver for Everton during a season in which they underperformed. Those are the thoughts of former Everton striker, Marcus Bent, who exclusively told This is Futbol:
“He hasn’t been magnificent last season and he didn’t score a load of goals but he is a talented player and with Ancelotti going to Real Madrid, maybe he will take him with him.
“Is he good enough to go to Real Madrid? I don’t know but, Ancelotti sees something in him although, for me, he doesn’t score enough goals. So personally, if the right bid came in, I’d probably let him go.”
Last season saw the Brazilian shunned out wide except when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was injured, and this is not where he sees his best position, with the Brazilian wanting to play through the middle.
Since he arrived in the Premier League with Watford in 2017, last season was Richarlison’s worst, with just seven goals in the league and this coincided with Everton finishing 10th.