Everton manager Marco Silva is not surprised by the impact that new signing Richarlison has had since he arrived at the club this summer.
There were plenty of eyebrows raised when the news broke earlier this summer that Everton were in talks with Watford regarding a £50 million move for the Brazilian, although it is thought that the transfer fee is, in fact, closer to £35m, with add-ons attached in an attempt to warm the previously frosty relations between the clubs.
However, despite Richarlison not having scored a goal for the Hornets since Marco Silva’s departure from Vicarage Road in January, he has hit the ground running following his arrival at Goodison Park, scoring three goals in his first two Premier League games for the Toffees.
While some people may have been surprised at the 21-year-old’s impact for the Blues, one man who isn’t is manager Marco Silva:
“It is not a surprise to see how quickly he’s settled in and that he’s started scoring important goals,” Silva told his pre-match press conference.
“He can also support and help with and without the ball.
“Even if he doesn’t score in the first two matches he works well and that is important for me.”
Everton will be hoping to keep up their unbeaten start to the season when they travel to face Bournemouth at the weekend.