EXCLUSIVE: Watford ready to tie Brazilian to new deal amid Prem links

Date published: Sunday 29th November 2020 1:42 - Robert McCarthy

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Watford are already trying to tie down Brazilian starlet Joao Pedro to a new long-term deal after a hugely impressive start to life in English football, we can reveal.

Pedro signed for the Hornets in 2018 aged just 17 and before he’d made his first-team debut for Fluminense.

They allowed him to stay in Brazil ahead of him getting a work-permit. That came mid-way through 2019 after he became established.

He then joined in January 2020 and featured in the Premier League. Following their relegation Joao Pedro has been one of Watford’s leading forwards and has stood out.

A host of clubs are now following his progress, with Liverpool previously linked with the youngster.

Following in Richarlison footsteps

The attacker has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of fellow Brazilian Richarlison.

The Everton forward was picked up as a youngster from Brazil before being sold for huge money.

Joao Pedro is now set to be rewarded for his progress into the first-team. Indeed, Watford are hoping that a new contract will help fend off interest from the Premier League plus clubs in Spain and Germany.


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