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      Joao Pedro (Watford)
      May 28, 2019 08:39:18 pm
      Joao Pedro: The Watford-bound striker on a hot streak for Fluminense

      Watford to make a 1,000 per cent profit on a player not yet at their club? It could happen…

      Joao Pedro is set to join Watford in January 2020, but the 17-year-old's form for Fluminense is reportedly turning heads elsewhere.

      Liverpool have made enquires over Pedro, the Daily Mail reports, but there is a catch should Jürgen Klopp want to bring the teenager in to bolster his forward line.

      Watford have agreed a £2m fee for Pedro, but a clause in the contract reportedly states the club must be paid £20m should another team look to sign him.

      However, Sky Sports News understands Watford are confident a deal is in place, and that they would be surprised if there was a way for another club to come in and sign the player.

      So what has caused this interest in Pedro? Goals, and plenty of them…

      Seven goals in four games
      Pedro's hot streak began on May 16, when he came off the bench to score an injury-time equaliser at home to Cruzeiro in the Brazilian Cup last-16 first leg.

      Two days later, he was at it again, scoring twice as a substitute as Fluminense beat Cruzeiro 4-1 in the league.

      Understandably, this warranted a start, and Pedro took his opportunity in style, scoring a first-half hat-trick in their 4-1 Copa Sudamericana second-round first-leg victory over Atletico Nacional.

      https://twitter.com/sulamericana/status/1131762277030473729

      Liverpool scout Dassler Marques reportedly watched on as Pedro scored his first professional hat-trick, and the run did not stop there, as he found the target again in Fluminense's 3-2 league defeat at Bahia on Monday.

      Up next for Pedro and Fluminense is the return leg at Atletico on Wednesday night.

      The spotlight will be on the youngster once more, and who knows which clubs could be watching…

      https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11686/11730164/joao-pedro-the-watford-bound-striker-on-a-hot-streak-for-fluminense

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