Chelsea handed massive boost in race for Premier League’s £11.5m top-class bargain

February 17, 2018

Brazilian winger Richarlison refused to rule out a move to Chelsea this summer, after his impressive debut season in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old attacker has found the net for five times and provided four assists in 26 Premier League games, form that has attracted interest from hosts of top clubs including Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea.

Having arrived from Fluminense for £11.5million during the summer transfer window Watford are braced for bids for the 20-year-old attacker, with Chelsea the favourites to secure his services.

And when quizzed on whether he’d be keen to make a switch to Stamford Bridge, he wouldn’t play down a potential move to defending Premier League champions.

‘At the moment my head is completely in Watford,’ he told the Evening Standard.

‘I am not thinking about anything else and I want to help the team get as far as possible in the League.

‘That is my objective, that is my focus and nothing else.’

Though he would not confirm his future would be at Vicarage Road, the Brazilian admitted he sees himself in English football for years to come.

‘I want to play in this country for as long as possible,’ he added.

‘It is a great league and has been a great experience for me. ‘I want to improve and playing in England can help me do that.’