Ambitious Richarlison sees Everton as a stepping stone

Richarlison TEAMtalk

Everton new boy Richarlison has admitted that his move to Goodison Park is just a stepping stone on his way to the big time.

Marco Silva forked out £40million to Watford for the 21-year-old in the summer despite the forward scoring just five times in 41 games for the Hornets last season.

Silva’s faith in the Brazil striker looks to be paying off though with three Premier League goals to date and a double strike on his first start for Brazil last night as they beat El Salvador 5-0 in Maryland.

Richarlison though, who also won a penalty against El Salvador, has been asked about one day moving to Barcelona or Real Madrid and the ambitious forward revealed that would be his dream.

Richarlison told AS: “That way you leave me in a complicated situation… They are two giants, the dream of any player.

“But I just got to Everton, I’m very happy. And in the end the next step will depend a lot on what you do here.

“So I hope to do a lot of good things in Everton, to win something relevant and to give back the confidence of the club and the fans.

“This is my great motivation right now.”

Richarlison has previously admitted he is dreaming big after a fast start at Goodison.

“I feel more prepared, I already know the rhythm and style of the Premier League, which helps me on the way to the achievements,” Richarlison told UOL.

“I want to be the top scorer of the league, take Everton back to the Champions League and reach the Brazilian national team.”