Premier League club Watford signed Brazilian starlet Richarlison in the summer managing to steal him from under the noses of European giants Milan and Manchester United.
According to the Calciomercato.com, both European giants had been scouting the talented Brazilian striker in South America, but the Hornets managed to secure the player’s services from Fluminense for € 12 million.
Richarlison is justifying his price-tag with three goals scored in the opening eight appearances in the Premier League, and both the Red Devils and the Rossoneri may regret to have missed out on the 20-year-old.
Richarlison snubbed moves to Manchester and Milan to join the Watford and the boss Marco Silva explained English media that he played a vital role in persuading the Brazilian star to move to Watford in the summer.
“During June, he competed in Brazil and Austria we watched Fluminense and analysed the player – we decided then to talk with our board to see whether we could buy the player.
“After that, I made some contact with him. When I knew he was ready to travel to sign with Ajax, I did everything to stop him. I said that I had trust in him and that he could come and help us, and he has.”