Silva | “A Fantastic Problem”
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Head Coach Marco Silva is excited about the rich array of attacking talent he now has at his disposal and is welcoming the task of fitting them into his side.
The Hornets made significant waves in the transfer market this week by signing Richarlison from Fluminense and persuading Burnley to sell them Andre Gray for a club record fee. The moves leave Silva with plenty of pace and power in attack to complement the qualities of Troy Deeney, Stefano Okaka and Isaac Success.
“It’s a fantastic problem to have,” said Silva. “This is the problem that every coach wants to have on his hands. I want to have this problem in other positions.”
Silva was delighted to be told the club had signed Gray on Wednesday, a move the Head Coach fully endorsed.
“He’s a good player,” said Silva. “He’s a player who wanted to come here and improve his career. He will improve our roster. We did our homework on him and he’s a different type of player to Okaka and our captain [Deeney]. What we need to do is prepare our attacks well to give more chances for him to score. The board knew my opinion about the player and then did the job of signing the player. I am happy with this signing.”
Technical Director Filippo Giraldi said the presence of Silva at Vicarage Road was a major factor in Richarlison’s decision to sign for the Hornets.
“Richarlison again is a different player,” said Silva. “Since we started, we look and analyse players to play on the sides. He can play three positions in the attack and is a young boy but a really talented player. He has the characteristics I feel we need."
Silva said the club are not finished in the transfer market but refused to be drawn on how many or in which position.
“It is not important how many more but we need to do something,” he said.