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·23 September 2022

Newcastle United’s lingering interest in EFL player detailed

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Watford forward, Joao Pedro, remains “admired” by Newcastle United despite the club’s failure to sign him in the summer transfer window.

Pedro was the subject of a £30m bid from Newcastle during the summer transfer window, as Eddie Howe looked to lure the forward back into the Premier League following Watford’s relegation at the end of 2021/22.

Ultimately, the Hornets managed to retain the service of the exciting young forward.

However, it seems that Watford could be faced with further interest from St James’ Park further down the line.

The Athletic report how Pedro remains on Newcastle’s “admired list” with the January transfer window in mind.

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Pedro has featured nine times in the Championship for Rob Edwards’ side so far this season, playing 797 minutes in total.

The 20-year-old has returned two goals and two assists in that time, continuing to carry the tag of one of the EFL’s most promising young forwards.

Watford, though, are performing the worst of all three relegated sides. As Norwich City and Burnley sit second and fourth respectively, Watford are down in 10th having won only three of their opening 10 fixtures, drawing five times and losing twice.

The Verdict

You do feel that whilst Watford are an EFL side, they are going to be vulnerable to losing a talent like Joao Pedro.

The 20-year-old has been superb for a couple of seasons now and carrying a £30m price tag only underlines his talent.

Watford will know that unless they can put themselves in the promotion picture, they could well lose the forward in the coming transfer windows, particularly with Newcastle circling.

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