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    The reason why Richarlison chose Watford over Ajax

    Watford 1-0 Ajax

    Watford have had a very strange season so far. The Hornets are currently 10th in the table with 8 games left to play.

    Watford didn’t have an extremely busy summer in the transfer market but they did acquire Brazilian winger Richarlison from Fluminense.

    The 20 year old arrived at Vicarage Road after a brilliant season in Brazil where he grabbed 7 goals and registered 6 assists. The tricky winger attracted the attention of many top European clubs but ultimately decided to sign for Watford.

    “No amount of money could ruin my dream”

    In a recent interview with FourFourTwo, Richarlison revealed his reason for signing for Watford instead of Ajax.

    “Ajax are a big club, playing in the Champions League and I would have got more money there,” he admitted. “I came to Watford to play in the Premier League and stand out. No amount of money could ruin my dream.”

    “If I play at a really high level, opportunities will come my way. But right now my mind is focused on Watford. I will raise my level. I think about playing in the Champions League and being the top scorer in the Premier League.”

    “I came to Watford to make history.”

    Richarlison also spoke about how his time so far in England has panned out.

    “The game’s very different here – players run for the full 90 minutes.”

    “You have to train hard and recover well so you don’t get cramps during the game.”

    “Heurelho Gomes has been like a father to me. He has helped me to sort out a car and a house – basically everything.”

    “I was rejected by Avai and Figueirense but today I’m playing in the Premier League against great players.

    “When we played Manchester United and I saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it made my eyes shine. This is a childhood dream that came true.”

    Of Course Richarlison is still getting paid very well at Watford but it is nice to see footballers playing to fulfil their childhood dreams and not to fill their pockets with money.

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