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Premier League has witnessed plenty of sensational young talents over the years. The new football season is no different either as a few top-notch starlets are already drawing the attention of the English big guns. However, the name that strikes our mind first is none other than 20-year-old Brazilian wonder kid Richarlison, who has set the league by storm only in three months time since completing a £11.5m summer move to Watford from Fluminense.
Richarlison made early impressions at Vicarage Road when manager Marco Silva introduced him in their opening league fixture against Liverpool, where he replaced the injured Roberto Pereyra. He featured on the left flank and contributed to Miguel Britos’ injury-time equaliser.
The youngster thus earned first-team status and has netted 4 goals along with 3 assists in 11 league outings. He is versatile, can play in multiple attacking roles, holds great speed, power and dribbling skill to stride forward in the Hornets’ attacking third. His profile is gaining attention and Tottenham Hotspur, the North London heavyweights, are reportedly the frontrunners to acquire his services.
Spurs made some decent inclusions late in the summer transfer window but are willing to revisit the market in January with a view of increasing first-team competition, options, and squad depth. Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham boss, is reportedly keen on the Brazilian following his stupendous stint with Watford.
His versatility and attacking intent suit Pochettino’s football philosophy. The young Argentine tactician needs more quality resources in order to challenge for the Premier League title as well as continue their sensational UEFA Champions League run following a historic Wembley triumph against Real Madrid.
Pochettino currently has the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son who have been lethal in front of goal. Yet he is anxious due to Erik Lamela’s ever-growing injury concerns whereas Georges-Kévin N’Koudou and Fernando Llorente have failed to make an impact as substitutes. The Spurs boss has now sighted Richarlison as his next transfer target and the Brazilian has been extensively scouted by the North Londoners in recent weeks.
The youngster, meanwhile, has settled in well in new surroundings and his consistency, as well as goal-poaching instinct, are being lauded by the experts. He will add value to this Tottenham squad due to his versatility and willingness to succeed at the top level of English football. Pochettino is known for grooming talents and the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Winks have flourished majestically under his strict guidance.
They are now invaluable for the North London outfit who are consistently competing for the Premier League title and playing some exciting football both in domestic and European tournaments. Richarlison has all the ingredients to become a future sensation and a move to Tottenham will enhance his title aspirations. Pochettino also needs a player of this kind to construct a team capable of winning silverware in near future and the Brazilian too will have a greater possibility of breaking into the Selecao’s senior side following an impressive stint in the youth ranks.