WATCH: 'Great player' Richarlison has a big future - Neymar

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The Brazil captain praised the Everton star's meteoric Premier League rise and insists he can be a big player for the Selecao in years to come

Neymar has tipped Everton forward Richarlison to have a big future with Brazil ahead of Tite's side's friendly with Uruguay.

Former Fluminense star Richarlison has enjoyed a meteoric rise since his switch to the Premier League last year, sealing a £40 million move to Everton after just a single season with Watford.

The forward has netted six times in the league this season, already surpassing his tally of five last term, and captain Neymar believes the 21-year-old will keep improving.

“Everyone knows Richarlison is a great player and a really nice guy,” Neymar told the press on Thursday.

“He has the ability to change matches and perform in big games, as we are now seeing at Everton. I expect him to keep maturing and developing as his career moves forward.”

Richarlison has appeared four times for the Selecao since the World Cup, scoring twice on his only start against El Salvador in September.

Brazil meet Uruguay at the Emirates Stadium on Friday as the Brasil Global Tour returns to London.

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