Richarlison has conveyed a clear message to Everton ahead of the summer transfer window, amid speculation that he might leave the club.
The Brazilian played a key role in the Toffees’ survival, but he obviously has bigger goals than the Merseyside club.
In their final nine games, he scored six goals, including an equalizer against Crystal Palace in their memorable 3-2 comeback.
Richarlison has now told the media that he has made his intentions plain to his employers regarding his future.
“When we talk about changing clubs it’s a little bit complicated, due to the history I have there at Everton,” he said.
“The fans like me a lot. And when there are these talks about changing clubs, I feel like… that I don’t have anything to say. But I made myself clear to the board, I have talked with Frank Lampard as well. He knows what I want.
“So, no matter what happens, it won’t disturb me at the national team, it won’t be a problem at the World Cup. I am totally focused on football so, no matter where I am, I will be playing my football with joy.
“We will see… Let’s wait this month. I am focused here at the national team now and let’s wait this month, the talk with my staff and (Everton’s) board to see what they will decide.”
Richarlison will be a critical part of the team as they embark on a new era under Frank Lampard, but they face competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.