Richarlison is “calm” about his status as Everton’s club-record transfer – despite “spoiling” the transfer window for everyone.
Everton paid Watford a club-record fee of around £35million to sign Richarlison this summer.
It was a steep price for a player with limited Premier League experience, with Paul Merson famously accusing Everton of “spoiling” the transfer window by paying it.
But Richarlison, who has scored three goals in five appearances, earning a first Brazil cap in the process, is unperturbed.
“No, I’m cool about it,” he told ESPN FC when asked if it added extra pressure.
“Since I was promoted to the America MG first team there was already pressure on me.
“In my third game at America I was already in the starting line-up.
“And there was pressure to score a lot of goals because America were fighting for promotion.
“Then I signed for Fluminense and they paid a $10million fee, one of the most expensive in their history.
“So, the pressure was there again. So, I am calm about it.
“I can only work hard because it is a huge responsibility to wear all of these shirts. All of these clubs that I have played for.
“The pressure was always beside me, but I always give my best and things have been working well for me.”
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