‘It’s Okay To Dream About It’ – Watford Signing Richarlison Hopes Elton John Might Write ‘Special Song’ About Him Some Day

Chris Wright

4th, September 2017

Watford are hoping to capitalise on Richarlison and his famously low centre of gravity

He may have only been at Watford for five minutes, but Richarlison has already become something of a fan favourite at Vicarage Road.

The 20-year-old Brazilian striker scored the winning goal against Bournemouth on his debut last month, which is always a quick and easy way of lulling supporters into taking a instant shine.

Indeed, the youngster already has his very own chant on the terraces, which is simple, to-the-point and sung to the tune of ‘La Bamba’: “Richarlison, he plays for Watford in Silva’s army!”

However, while he is most definitely aware of the existence of said chant, Richarlison – who is semi-officially being taught English by teammate Heurelho Gomes – hasn’t got the foggiest what the lyrics mean.

Nattering away to Goal.com, Richarlison admitted he’s still getting to grips with the adoration being afforded him:

The fans here are wonderful. I want to learn the song to sing it along with them.

Their affection motivates me to play even better, run a bit further. I was very surprised by their reception, I don’t have the words to describe what the fans have done for me.

I still don’t know (what the songs says), but they say my name several times.

I need to grab Gomes to try and find out exactly what the fans are singing.

The former Fluminense forward also revealed that he’s a huge fan of Elton John, which is rather handy as the revered pop behemoth also happens to be the honorary chairman of Watford Football Club.

I hope to get to know him very soon, I still haven’t had the honour. I want to give him a hug.

[Heurelho] Gomes says that Elton John always goes to games, that he likes to watch the players. He has a lot of love for the club, right?

He is a musician and has a lot of love for Watford, so it’s okay to dream about a special song in my honour. It would be interesting, who knows!

It is already a dream to be in England, in a club of Watford’s stature. I did not think twice when the offer from England came.

I want to make history in Watford, and score lots of goals. Then, who knows, go to Borussia Dortmund.

I’ve always talked about that in interviews and that’s a dream of mine that I want to fulfil.

You heard the man: Lots of goals, special song from Elton John, then off to Dortmund.

Certainly can’t fault the chap’s ambition.

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