It has been claimed on Twitter by Fabrizio Romano that Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United is intent on acquiring Joao Pedro from Watford during the summer transfer window.
According to the well-known and highly-respected journalist, Newcastle has reportedly made a second offer for Pedro, who is now playing for Watford, but it has been rejected.
However, Romano claims that discussions between Newcastle and Watford about the 20-year-old Brazilian striker are still ongoing and that the Magpies are adamant about acquiring his services during the summer transfer window.
In our opinion, Newcastle United could be able to get Joao Pedro from Watford during the transfer window. It should come as no surprise that the Magpies have an interest in the Brazilian.
Newcastle has already submitted two offers for the youngster
After all, Newcastle has already submitted two offers for the youngster, who once played for Fluminense and is now 20 years old. In light of the fact that Newcastle is now engaged in negotiations, we believe that it is only a matter of time until they submit the third offer.
Newcastle are still in negotiations for João Pedro despite second bid being turned down by Watford tonight. It’s not over, yet – talks ongoing. ⚪️⚫️ #NUFCAdvertisement
Today’s bid was worth £22m plus £3m in add-ons but Newcastle will try to push again.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2022
Joao Pedro started 15 games in the Premier League and scored three goals
It is possible that Pedro will be enticed to transfer to St. James’s Park by the prospect of playing for Newcastle, which is a large and well-established Premier League team with ambitious goals for the foreseeable future.
This season, Joao has played four times in the Championship for the Hornets, and during that time he has scored one goal. Last year, the attacker started 15 games in the Premier League and scored three goals while also providing one assist. This season, he started 31 games in the Premier League and scored nine goals while also providing two assists.
Sources have revealed to 90min that discussions are still taking place between the two clubs, and Newcastle is holding out hope that Watford may be swayed by an offer that is close to £30 million.
Having already parted ways with Emmanuel Dennis this summer, Watford would want to hold on to the 20-year-old player, but it is understood that Pedro is lobbying for the transfer.