Darren Bent claimed Everton manager Marco Silva has a dilemma when it comes to choosing where to play Richarlison.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa forward gushed about how good the Brazilian attacker could be but questioned what his best position was for the Toffees.
Richarlison has scored three goals, while assisting three, in his 12 appearances this season and has been deployed as a right-winger, a left-winger and as a centre-forward at times this season.
Bent revealed that he thought Richarlison was a player capable of delivering performances that blow people away but admitted he was inconsistent.
“He is an amazing talent as he is a player who can deliver performances that make you go ‘OMG, Wow’ but it’s that word again, inconsistent,” Bent told Football Insider.
“At times he won’t be as effective for Everton and I actually think Silva has a tough situation with him over where to play him.
“I think Richarlison sees himself as a No.9 and playing in a central position, but I think he can be more effective being played as a winger as he can cut inside and cause problems.”
The Toffees splashed big-money on recruiting Richarlison from Watford in the summer of 2018 as they agreed on a deal worth £50million for him.
During his time at Goodison Park so far, the 22-year-old attacker has scored 17 goals, while registering four assists in the 50 appearances he has made.
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