Newcastle United are still trying to complete the signing of Joao Pedro from Watford, and there is reportedly confidence of a deal being done.
That’s according to the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, who states that the Magpies reckon they have a good chance of bringing the Brazilian to St James’ Park.
It was claimed over the weekend by Fabrizio Romano that Newcastle have submitted a third bid for Pedro after our opening two offers were rejected.
He claimed that Dan Ashworth and co have put £25million on the table plus another £5million worth of add-ons. That means a potential total of £30million, which is the figure Watford are reportedly looking for.
A bid is yet to be accepted, but Newcastle reportedly believe they can get the ‘excellent footballer‘ before the transfer window closes on September 1st.
Edwards on Newcastle possibly signing Joao Pedro
Luke Edwards from the Telegraph has appeared on the latest episode of BBC’s Transfer Gossip Daily podcast. The journalist has provided an update on the ‘Pedro to Newcastle’ situation.
“Now there is confidence at the Newcastle end that Pedro is going to leave, that he wants to come and that Watford will eventually buckle” he said.
“I do still think there is some resistance at the Watford end to this deal happening.”
Pedro didn’t play at the weekend due to ‘injury’
While Newcastle spent the weekend celebrating a 3-3 draw with Manchester City, Watford were also forced to share the points.
They drew 0-0 with Preston on Saturday, with ex Toon keeper Freddie Woodman keeping a clean sheet. However, he wasn’t tested by Newcastle target Pedro.
That’s because the 20-year-old didn’t feature. He missed the game with a calf injury, which raises further suspicions over a move away from Vicarage Road. It did seem slightly suspect that the player who wants to leave suddenly had a fitness concern.
It’s been reported that Pedro wants to move to St James’ Park. He wants to play alongside Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton, and who can blame him?
Newcastle are confident of a deal, but we’ve been here before. They’ve been confident about other signings this summer that haven’t happened.
But our Pedro bid is still alive, and hopefully we see some movement this week.