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Marco Silva Insists Richarlison Price Is ‘Value’ After Two Goal Debut

Everton forward Richarlison made a dream debut for the Toffees with two goals in their 2-2 draw away at Wolves on Saturday evening. Everton boss Marco Silva defended the £35m- possibly rising to £50m- price he paid to sign the Brazilian from his former club Watford.

Richarlison was without a Premier League goal since November, so the price tag invited questions from many quarters. Speaking after the player’s two goal salvo against Wolves, Silva insists that the price represented value.

“For me, the figure is not important and it is not important talking about it every time. If a club pays that money it is because that is his value in the market – and it’s not only our club paying this money for one player.

“Of course, it’s a fantastic start for him. He is a boy I took last season from Brazil and we did everything to bring him to this club too. It’s a fantastic start, with fantastic work and fantastic behaviour, and with his talent, in some moments he can score.”


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