Marco Silva is not surprised about the growing interest in Richarlison following the Brazilian’s promising start to his Watford career.
The 20-year-old, who arrived at the club from Fluminense for £13million shortly after Silva’s appointment as manager in August, is a reported transfer target for bot Tottenham and Arsenal.
In 12 appearances so far he has scored four goals as part of a new-look team in which the long-serving Troy Deeney has become peripheral, and asked of the attention he is attracting, Silva responded: “It’s not a surprise if these clubs come to see him.
“It’s not really a surprise. He’s had a fantastic impact at our club and on the Premier League. It’s a normal situation that everyone’s starting to talk about him, but most important is that he keeps going, to improve.
“He’s a player with a lot of quality so it’s normal if everybody starts to pay attention to him.
“He’s a different type to the normal Brazilian player; for what we wanted for our team he’s the player with the (right) skills.
“We are talking about a fantastic talent, a very, very good player. I’m sure in the future he’ll achieve everything he can.”