Everton confirm new Richarlison deal

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 51comments  |  Jump to last

Richarlison has committed himself to Everton until the end of the 2023-24 season after putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the club.

The Blues confirmed the conclusion of the Brazil star's new deal today after Director of Football, Marcel Brands, had indicated last week that the final details on the 12-month extension to his previous deal but on improved terms were almost in place.

Richarlison, 22, was signed by Brands and manager Marco Silva from Watford last year and he scored 14 times in his debut season at Goodison Park.

So far this season, he has six goals in all competitions and he remains a crowd favourite.

“I intend to be here a long time," Richarlison told evertontv. “This was the club which gave me the opportunity to show my football.

“It was here I managed to get a place in the Brazil national team and it was here I have scored lots of goals in the Premier League.

“The club trusts me and I trust them. The supporters have a lot of affection for me and I try to give back all this affection as much as possible on the pitch.

“I go out and put my life on the line for them. I try to sweat blood and tears for this club. I intend to continue honouring the shirt and making the fans happy and I hope they continue singing my name.”


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:32:42
So this is a new 5 year deal, effectively extending his contract by 12 months, and no doubt giving him a hefty pay rise. Is the club preparing him for a post Silva Everton?
Robert Williams
2 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:36:00
Let's hope so!!
Keep posting Stevie, we luv ya?/?
Mick Conalty
3 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:42:13
The deal did'nt fall down then !!!
John Kavanagh
4 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:42:35
Good. Now go and celebrate by scoring a Sharpy special tomorrow night; preferably at 0-0 in the 98th minute.

Mick @3. We're awaiting a VAR review. Apparently his pen hit the paper above the dotted line.

Danny Baily
5 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:48:55
Assuming there isn't a specific clause in the deal, this is a big statement from the board. Suggests they don't think we'll be relegated.
Duncan McDine
6 Posted 03/12/2019 at 18:50:38
First comment is a negative one about something that for once is a bit of good news! As Alan Partridge would say... “some people”.
Brian Williams
7 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:00:54
Don't think Steve's is a negative comment at all. In fact I myself think that it has to do with Silva's tenure in that Richie may feel aggrieved at Silva getting the elbow so the club are protecting their asset by extending his contract thus making him more expensive to buy.
David Pearl
8 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:10:11
Good news. Now let's hope he keeps getting better and better. He needs some help up there though. So all eyes on him, Kean, DCL and Iwobi.
Joe O'Brien
9 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:25:09
Great news.. and great timing should be well up for it tomor night. Feeling optimistic.. their keeper is shaky..1-2, to us.
Ari Sigurgeirsson
10 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:28:03
Very good news. Now Richarlison, call your friend Everton and tell him to come to Everton in jan
Jer Kiernan
11 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:29:42
I am delighted with this, This kid is going to carve out a great career for himself, Credit to Silva were it is due (jez Steve I am amazed if you are down on this ??) , Whether it is with us or not I am unsure yet

But If we are good enough as a team to hold on to him for the next 5 years we will be doing something right

Now bang in a brace tomorrow lad in a 3-1 victory


Steve Ferns
12 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:36:59
Duncan, there is talk of this before the Leicester game and people were asking how long the contract was being extended to. It's extended by a year. My comment was a statement of fact, if you want read that as negative then you need to ask yourself why that is, not me. I then asked a question if the reasoning for this would be to keep Richarlison happy in a post-Silva Everton. Let's not forget that Silva is a massive part of why he is here.
Drew O'Neall
13 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:37:43
Did the extension introduce a release clause?
Paul Hewitt
14 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:55:47
He will smash the Championship.
Pat Kelly
15 Posted 03/12/2019 at 19:58:16
Strip out all the hyperbole and little has changed. He could still be gone at the dangling of a better deal from Man Utd once his mentor Silva is finally shown the door.
Mark Guglielmo
16 Posted 03/12/2019 at 20:12:13
All we've done is protect our asset. Happens all the time, especially across the way there.

Just means that anyone who wants to come calling has even more to pay for. That said, I'm assuming United will be readying an offer by summer. Oh what's that Mr. Ole? You'll give us £80m + cover wages for the next 4 years?

I'll help him pack.

John Kavanagh
17 Posted 03/12/2019 at 20:17:26
Pat @15. Yes he could, but the extra year and a higher release clause would guarantee a better price than we would get on the old contract under the now thinkable unthinkable of a relegation fire sale - so I suspect this has been shrewd business for once and not the usual EFC fuck-up. Hopefully there's a 'No Roll Over' clause in there too! ;-)
John Raftery
18 Posted 03/12/2019 at 20:38:34
Very positive news. Although not the finished article he has done more than any other player signed since the summer of 2018 to improve the team and style of play. He is a player well suited to playing in a front three capable of pressing high up the field, making tackles, running with pace at the opposition and scoring goals.
Steve Ferns
19 Posted 03/12/2019 at 20:43:45
Premier League contracts don't have to have a release clause. Why would we put one in? I recall when £28m Lukaku was encouraged to get a £50m release clause to put people off. Imagine if we had and we'd let him go that cheap!
Kase Chow
20 Posted 03/12/2019 at 21:05:13
Probably our best signing in the Moshiri era.

Good business, Everton.

Steve Ferns
21 Posted 03/12/2019 at 21:52:28
If you follow the link to the official site, there is a video on the story of Richarlison signing his new deal about Iwobi and Kean helping EitC with foodbanks. Worth a watch due to the nature of what they are trying to promote.

I noted Kean's command of English is a lot better than broadcast, he clearly understands the language, and that will hopefully help him on the pitch.

Jamie Crowley
22 Posted 03/12/2019 at 21:52:58
Saying all the right things.

Good business by the Club. Great, in fact.

Now just stay on your damn feet, son.

Mark Guglielmo
23 Posted 03/12/2019 at 21:53:17
Shit, Steve, that means he also understands "be on time to practice." 8^)
Michael Kenrick
24 Posted 03/12/2019 at 21:55:46
I don't usually track players' salaries and valuations, but would be curious how these have changed for Richarlison since signing for us.

Transfermarkt have not yet updated his €50M valuation from June 2019.

Alan McCulloch
25 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:06:59
I think the point is, regardless of contract and political shenanigans, we have a top player. A Brazilian first-team player, from a tough working-class background, who appreciates and gets Everton and is prepared to fight.

My heart soars like a great eagle in sky... Stop your bloody whinging. FFS (he doesn't even speak English, but gets Scouse). 'Marvellous' is all I can say.

Mark Guglielmo
26 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:11:33
MK @24, the problem with Transfermarkt (which I use a lot) is they're unable to capture the difference between sale price & value. I suppose that would be rather challenging. The only thing I have noticed as a general rule is that if it's a player on the upswing of his career, the value will be substantially lower than what he's sold for. I wonder what "reasonable" fee ask for Richarlison would be?
Paul Tran
27 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:12:45
Good business, this. At the very least, it'll increase his transfer fee if we end up selling. I have second-hand personal knowledge that Richarlison's English is very good.
Don Alexander
28 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:19:32
The cynic in me suspects we'll now sell him for a bigger price merely to enable the Bramley-Moore Dock funding to start to look even slightly viable.
Steve Ferns
29 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:21:32
Paul, he publishes his English homework on Twitter. So I hope his spoken English is a little further along than his written English.
Paul Tran
30 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:31:41
Yes, Steve. It's hilarious, isn't it?

Spoken English very good, I'm told.

Steve Ferns
31 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:34:25
He seems a genuine young man and makes effort to communicate with the fans. He's particularly amazed that 40,000 people sing his name. He always mentions it. He also talks about how he likes to sing his own songs to himself. I bet he's an oasis fan now too!
Kristian Boyce
32 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:37:02
I maybe looking deeper into this but this is a little surprising that he's signing a contract right now. Maybe something to do with his 'father/son-like' relationship with Silva, and keeping him happy if we sack him after the derby?
Gerry Killen
33 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:55:33
I've got a good feeling about the derby, especially with Richarlison's contract done and dusted and the fighting comments from Sidibe. We as supporters are fully behind the lads out there.

Put aside the finger of fate that seems to hover over Anfield, and don't forget Klopp has been in charge for 4 years compared to Marco. I remember when he first came, the so-called fans were rushing out the doors at ¾ time screaming he was rubbish!!

It's been said a hundred times that this will be a turning point to our season and I for one think this will be the case. So relax, enjoy the contest in a great atmosphere with our fans shouting louder than theirs. COYB

Jay Wood

34 Posted 03/12/2019 at 22:55:53
Steve @ 29. I'm not on Twitter, so don't follow anyone, but out of curiosity I checked out Richarlison's account and sure enough he posts his English lessons on line.

There's some cracking stuff on there. My personal favourite was a 5-6-year old Scouse kid, dressed in the Everton Salmon kit, having a kick-around in his back yard, singing the Richarlison 'He's Brazilian' song.

The reason it still has me chuckling is hearing the lyrics sang by such a young kid. For those not familiar with the song, it goes:

'He's Brazilian
He only cost 50 million
And we think he's fuckin' brilliant

Out of the mouth of Scouse babes. It was ever thus!

Andrew James
35 Posted 03/12/2019 at 23:34:56
He's done very well. We haven't had many 21-year-olds scoring 14 goals in a season. Given he's on 7 now, I expect him to beat that this season.

What I like about Richarlison is that he's good in the air and on the floor while he is combative.

There's a lot more to come and I hope he is playing for us when it does.

Mark Andersson
36 Posted 03/12/2019 at 23:39:13
My take is that it's the Board's excuse not to sack Silva. Richarlison would only sign a new contract if we keep his dad in a job. Our hands were tied, says the Board.
Mark Guglielmo
37 Posted 03/12/2019 at 23:45:01
Andrew @35 he's on 6 through 17 games all comps. 4 EPL / 2 Cup
Michael Kenrick
38 Posted 04/12/2019 at 00:28:19
Nice one, Jay (#34).

John P Snr would be horrified!

Dave Ganley
39 Posted 04/12/2019 at 06:53:03
Dont really care that much about the timing but glad hes signed
Justin Doone
40 Posted 04/12/2019 at 07:59:35
18 months in with 42 months remaining, sounds odd to offer him a new contract already as I'm sure he was already one of the highest earners.

But I think he's a top player, room for improvement but if he's happy and continues to play well I've no issue as it's not my piggy bank that needs raiding.

Some goals and more importantly points on the board please. 3 tonight would be nice.

Vijay Nair
41 Posted 04/12/2019 at 08:29:25
Call me cynical but with his father figure Silva on the brink, perhaps the club are trying to maximize what they can get for him if he chooses to leave as well.
Jonathan Tasker
42 Posted 04/12/2019 at 08:31:59
It's only being done so that we can sell him for more money.

His sale is imminent

Liam Reilly
43 Posted 04/12/2019 at 09:48:38
It's a good deal for all.

This kid is going to be some player and I'm delighted he's committed to another year, which in today's market probably means he'll not be available for sale for 18 months at the minimum.

Barry Johnson
44 Posted 04/12/2019 at 18:21:48
Whatever they offered him, they were robbed. 1 goal every 3 games? Watford are laughing their socks off, getting shut of two duds for millions. Silva out and Richarlison sold off.
Karl Meighan
45 Posted 04/12/2019 at 23:22:33
Just about sums this joke of a Club up offer players a improved contract for failure, they knock me sick.
David Pearl
46 Posted 06/12/2019 at 02:37:31
It really does annoy me sometimes having to read the viewpoints from cynics... how original. How about the fact we have rewarded a player who is improving, is showing heart and wants to be here? No… aah well.

His value is increasing off the pitch and on it. I don't like theatrics but he will learn. I do like his desire. When he actually gets clobbered for real, he is up and in the face of his opponent. What was good to see yesterday was the restraint he shows when Alexander-Arnold left one on him... because l wouldn't have held back. Or it would've been hard to.

He's just issued a rallying cry in the wake of Silva sacking. He could've sulked. I guess we will see on the weekend how he reacts on the pitch.

Me... l'm glad we've got him. We haven't got too many like him, we need more.

Steve Ferns
47 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:19:08
Jay Wood, I hope you read this and comment.

“Eu não tenho que torcer para ninguém, não. O Flamengo jà tem mais de 30 milhões de torcedores, um a mais não faz falta. Eu torço é para o meu clube, o Everton.”

Google translate says:
“I don't have to cheer for anyone, no. Flamengo already has over 30 million fans, one more is not needed. I hope it's for my club, Everton. ”

Woah, Richi-boy is a proper Evertonian now. Meantime the Brazilians aren't happy on twitter:

Ele adora tirar onda com Flamengo, ganhou oq esse pombo? Menos.
- He loves to wave with Flamengo, won what this pigeon? Any less.

Richi fires back:
Tirei onde com ninguém não irmão só q toda vez depois de um jogo essa mídia suja vem fazer perguntas querendo polêmica.”
- I took where with nobody not brother just that every time after a game this dirty media comes asking questions wanting controversy.

So what's going on and does our boy now bleed blue? Once Everton has touched you and all that.

Steve Ferns
48 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:25:58
Done some more digging:

So this comes from an interview immediately at the derby with Brazilian TV. He's asked about his old club in the club World Cup and says he is not concerned about the game!


Steve Ferns
49 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:29:01
Jay Wood, did you see the above?
Jay Wood

50 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:47:48
Thanks for calling this to my attention, Steve.

No, I hadn't seen it.

Good for him! The interview was for a Brazilian sports channel so of course, the major upcoming sport event is the likely World Club final between Liverpool v Flamengo.

Naturally, they were fishing for him to say, as a Brazilian, that he will be cheering for Flamengo. He didn't oblige. And quite frankly, I would have been shocked if he DID say he would be rooting for them.

Why? Because before joining Watford he was playing for Flamengo's great Rio rivals, Fluminese.

This particular Brazilian 'classico' is called the 'Fla-Flu' Derby. They hate each other with a passion.

He may not have endeared himself to the 30 million 'Fla' supporters by not saying he intends to support them, but his stock will certainly have been raised with all the 'Flu' fans who still watch him closely.

He was great again today. Took a few knocks and was evidently pissed off at being subbed out (precautionary move..>) and sulking on the bench. He clearly wanted to stay on the pitch and help out his team today.

I'm starting to see rapid maturity and leadership qualities in Richarlison in recent weeks. He was a shy adolescent, playing adolescent jokes in training on joining us.

There is a steelier, more professional, more focused look about him these days IMO.

The beating of the badge when he scores is genuine, not playing to the crowds.

Steve Ferns
51 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:52:44
Thanks Jay, now it makes sense. I was wrongly assuming that he played for Flamengo. I know all about the Fla-Flu derby and watched a documentary on it. They said flamengo (like Boca Juniors) is the team of the working class, and Fluminese (like River Plate) is the club of the elite. They said Fluminese was formed from a rowing club or something. It was some time ago so I may be wrong.

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