Despite Newcastle United’s apparent interest in Joao Pedro, Hornets manager Rob Edwards has said the player remains interested in Watford. Jurgen Klopp has hinted that the Magpies could be one of many teams challenging for a place in Europe this season.
Joao Pedro has handled Newcastle United’s interests ‘exceptionally well,’ and ‘you wouldn’t know anything was wrong.’ That’s according to Watford manager Rob Edwards, who, surprisingly, believes Vicarage Road is the “right place” for Pedro after the Hornets turned down Newcastle’s opening bid.
Newcastle made their initial move worth £20m including add-ons earlier in the month. It was rejected, but the North East giants have returned with another bid.
Watford reject the 2nd bid from Newcastle for their young striker Joao Pedro.
Watford has now offered a deal worth £25m-again including add-ons-but the Hornets have turned them down as they want to get £35m for the Brazilian, who joined them in January 2020.
Since joining from Fluminense, the 20-year-old striker has started 78 games scoring 14 and assisting 5 times. The young Brazilian forward looks promising in his movement and finishing technique.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is said to be impressed by Joao Pedro and would love to have him to bolster the attack with Callum Wilson, Joao Pedro, and Chris Wood as a backup for them.
Watford are reluctant to let go of the attacker as they have already allowed Emmanuel Dennis to join Nottingham Forest. Their attacking depth will be minimal if they allow Pedro to let go.
Even though the second bid from Newcastle was rejected, they are still in very much contention to sign the Brazilian forward as they look forward to launching another bid to lure the player away from the hornets.
Newcastle have started their premier league campaign with a 2-1 win against Notts. Forest and Callum Wilson’s past injury record is a big worry for the Magpies’ boss, Eddie Howe, who is very persistent in bringing the Watford boy to Newcastle.
Callum Wilson has missed a total of 35 games in 2 years since joining from Bournemouth. An injury to Wilson will keep Newcastle with the only option of Chris wood who is mostly used as a second-half substitute by the Newcastle Boss Eddie Howe.