After the exit of Nigerian international teammate, Odion Ighalo last season from Vicarage Road, Isaac Success was expected to get more playing time which did not come to be due to injury limitations.
And just as soon as it seemed Success had fewer competition this season in Nordin Amrabat, Troy Deeney, Stefano Okaka, and Jerome Sinclair as the rest of the forwards, Brazilian U20 star, Richarlison, was acquired by the Hornets 8 days before the close of the transfer window, which may see Success’ chances of more playing time dwindle, a fate his compatriot and former U17 teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho (now with Leicester City), suffered last season at Manchester City when another Brazilian, Gabriel Jesus was signed by the Citizens.
The Hornet’s new signing whose birth name is Richarlison de Andrade, is expected to be handed a starting role by head coach, Marco Silva, as they take on Liverpool FC at home to open their 2017/18 account on Saturday. The Brazil Under-20 international was granted a work permit Tuesday, with a five-year deal (£11 million fee) announced immediately afterwards.
To summarize Richarlison’s resume, which is decent for a 20 year old, the former Fluminensce star scored 8 goals and bagged 4 assists from 30 starts for the Brazilian Serie A side in the current season. And as a Brazilian U20 international, he had 3 goals from 9 starts to his credit. Watford beat Chelsea and Ajax to acquiring the Brazilian.