Arsenal and Chelsea are keen on a summer move for Watford winger Richarlison, who is reportedly keen on making the step up, but the player isn’t going anywhere in January window.

The Watford Observer¬†claim they contacted sources close to the 20-year-old about interest from the two clubs. Those sources revealed Richarlison would like a move in the summer, and he’s already thinking about a transfer. There hasn’t been any formal contact from either team yet, however.

The Brazilian made a fantastic start to life in England this season. In his first 17 league matches, he scored five goals and assisted five. Since then, he’s been on a bit of a dry spell. It’s now six league games since the winger contributed to a goal.

That’s expected of a player moving to a new league though. Especially one who is still young enough to play for an academy side. I doubt a few games without a goal or assist will put the top clubs off. The sooner he starts up again, the better, of course.

Watford’s form as a team has been pretty awful recently, which probably makes the youngster want to leave even more. It’s now just one league win in 10 matches. I doubt they’ll want to let go of a key player when they’re doing so poorly, so the summer timelines makes most sense.

We’ll see how things pan out.