Watford are trying to secure a new contract for exciting teenager Joao Pedro, according to TEAMtalk.
The 19-year-old represented a massive gamble for the Hornets when they secured the rights to his signature two years ago, before he had even made a first-team appearance for Fluminense back in his home country of Brazil.
Watford paid £3.6 million for Pedro, who then went on to play 25 times for Fluminense before moving to England at the start of this year.
He made just three substitute appearances following the move as the club chose not to expose him too much in a relegation season, but Vladimir Ivic has made him a focal point of the attack in the Championship.
Pedro has appeared 13 times this campaign and has netted five goals already, and is part of a talented attack that includes the likes of Troy Deeney and Ismaila Sarr.
His original contract runs until June 2025, so he still has over four years remaining but the club hierarchy are still looking to extend that, or even improve the terms of the deal considering he’s now an established first-teamer.
With the rate of knots he’s progressing at, bigger clubs are bound to be interested in Pedro, which is why Watford are seemingly making a move.
The club hold all the power here with Pedro having over four years remaining on his deal, but a new deal with bigger wages would no doubt put his mind at ease and make him forget about the rumoured interest.
And if Watford manage to keep Sarr beyond the January transfer window, his link-up with Pedro could be crucial in the Hornets regaining their place in the Premier League.