Watford completed the 14 million euro signing of young Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense on Tuesday.
Richarlison on board at Vicarage Road
Richarlison had already agreed a five-year contract and the 20-year-old is now able to join up with the Premier League club after his work permit application was approved. “Brazilian attacker Richarlison has signed for Watford on a five-year deal, the Hornets are delighted to confirm”, the club announced on their official website.
Richarlison, who was in the stands at Vicarage Road to watch the team's friendly with Real Sociedad at the weekend, scored 19 goals in 67 appearances for Fluminense. He becomes new Watford manager Marco Silva's sixth signing following the arrivals of Tom Cleverley, Nathaniel Chalobah, Kiko Femenía, Will Hughes and Daniel Bachmann.
Richarlison to debut against Liverpool
The Brazil Under-20 international is expected to be in contention to make his debut in Watford's opening Premier League fixture against Liverpool at home on Saturday.