Watford manager Marco Silva has admitted that the owner will decide what to do if any potential move is made for Richarlison in the January transfer window.

The Mirror has reported that Spurs are in the hunt for Richarlison, 20, after a stunning start to the season and have deployed scouts to keep close watch over him at Vicarage Road.

The Brazilian attacker arrived at Watford in the summer from Fluminese for £11.2million and has wasted no time in settling down to life in the Premier League by smashing five goals and supplying four assists in 16 appearances across all competitions.

Spurs fans have since made it clear that they would love to see Daniel Levy finance a move for the Hornets attacker, who put in a solid shift against them when the two sides met at Vicarage Road in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Now, Watford boss Silva has made it clear that he is not surprised to see teams like Spurs attracted to the sensation but has admitted that is may be out of his hands if the club is forced into selling up.

“For us as a club it is important to keep our best players,” he said, as quoted by Football.London. “It’s normal. We know our players are doing well and some are improving a lot. It’s normal other clubs pay attention to them.”

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“It’s that it’s the club’s decision,” added Silva. “The owner will decide what is best.”

Tottenham bolstered their squad in the summer by adding strength in depth but one area of Mauricio Pochettino’s side that could still do with some padding out is on the wings.

Richarlison would no doubt be a great addition to the North London side if any kind of move happens – if he can maintain this current run of form that is.

In other Tottenham news, this Spurs player had stunningly claimed that he would have preferred to have not joined the club.

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