Tottenham send scouts to monitor Watford summer signing

Tottenham Hotspur are actively monitoring Watford starlet Richarlison with the view of a future swoop just three months into his debut Premier League season, according to The Mirror.

The 20-year-old has stated life in English football in fine form, proving an instrumental catalyst in the Hornets’ successful start to the campaign.

The young Brazilian has impressed during his 12 matches in all competitions for the ninth-placed top-flight side, netting four goals and grabbing two assists during a spell where most would need time to adapt.

The collection of so far stand out performances has seemingly begun to attract attention from elsewhere, even though Richarlison only signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road during the summer.

The report suggests that Tottenham are very much at the forefront of those showing interest, with Spurs scouts a somewhat regular feature at Watford’s during their opening 11 Premier League games.

It is though that Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add someone of the Brazil Under-20 international’s ilk into his squad over the course of this season, with the lack of lightning quick pace in attack arguably one of the north Londoners’ only downfalls.

The winger could certainly provide a different style of outlet to the Argentine’s current array of talent at his disposal, in particular to Son Heung-min – whose consistency seems something of a worry for the 45-year-old manager.

However, with Richarlison only joining Watford over the summer for what now seems a coup at just £11.2m from home nation side Fluminense, as well as a number of sides now also reportedly monitoring the starlet, Tottenham could be expected to pay a substantial fee should they act on their interest either over the summer or at the end of this season.

The Hornets will certainly not want to allow their potential future star to leave on the cheap, and the Brazilian seems to be very much in boss Marco Silva’s future plans after already starting 10 out of Watford’s 11 games.