Andre Carrillo’s strong showing at the World Cup will reportedly aid Marco Silva’s attempts to bring the winger to Everton.

A fine volleyed goal in a 2-0 defeat of Australia capped a tournament, which despite ending in elimination, proved productive for Carrillo, who spent last season on loan at Watford.

Silva played an important role in bringing Carrillo to Vicarage Road last summer and thought highly of a player who never really found consistent form in 2017/18.

With a reported £15 million price tag slapped on the 27-year-old by Benfica, it seems unlikely Watford will look to make him a permanent part of their plan.

But his performances in Russia are only likely to add to Carrillo’s value and Benfica are willing to sell.

Carrillo fell out of favour upon Javi Gracia’s arrival at Vicarage Road and the signing of Gerard Deulofeu means there is little chance of him rising up the pecking order at Watford.

At Everton, though, a leading role could be expected to materialise under a manager who clearly holds rates his talents.

Carrillo made 30 appearances for Watford across all competitions last season and found the net on two occasions.

His failure to set the world alight while with Watford is said to have put Everton off making a move for the former Sporting Lisbon player.