The English Premier League is filled with immense talent. Every single team has at least one or two players worth watching, and this season hasn’t been any different. From big teams like Manchester City or Chelsea to smaller side such as Watford and Brighton Hove & Albion, there is a lot of talent to watch on a weekly basis in one of the top leagues in Europe.
And of the most talented youngsters in the league plays in Watford, one of the aforementioned sides. This time we will focus in one of the most gifted wingers in England who comes from Brazil and, at 20 years of age, is already attracting the interest of some of the top teams in the world. We are talking about none other than Richarlison.
The Brazilian forward has been one of Watford’s best players and forms a great wing partnership with Andre Carrillo. But there’s no question Richarlison grabs most of the headlines. He joined Watford as a highly-touted, yet unknown Brazilian prospect and several experts had doubts on whether he was ready to play in England. However, Richarlison quickly shut his doubters with a series of impressive displays that has some of the top squads in the world watching him closely.
But where did Richarlison come from? He is a product from America Mineiro youth team but joined Fluminense before the start of the 2016 season. He thrived for Fluminense, but also looked impressive for Brazil’s U20 squad, registering three goals in 10 matches. A jump to a bigger club was inevitable, and Watford pounced on the chance. They signed him for a relatively modest €12.4 million fee, and he has already exceeded expectations.
During the current season. the 20-year-old winger already has five goals with three assists in 12 Premier League appearances. Those numbers are impressive for any player, but things get even better when we consider his age and the fact he had never players outside Brazil in the past. He adjusted quicker than anyone would have predicted, and it’s not a surprise to hear about teams already enquiring about him.
Tottenham Hotspur want to sign him as soon as possible. But they are not the only team looking at the Brazilian winger. Arsenal have also entered the race to acquire him, and there are rumors of teams in both Italy and Spain targeting him as well.
One thing is certain. He is an impressive talent and a player that should play for the Brazilian National Team sooner than later. But right now he’s the biggest teenage sensation in the English Premier League. And fans simply need to watch him and enjoy. He’s destined for stardom, one step at a time.