Since Watford agreed a deal with Fluminense for the transfer of João Pedro, there’s been doubt about when the player would move to England.

The transfer was arranged in December 2018, but Watford would have to wait until January 2020 so the striker would be 18-years-old and able to move.

Still, there had been some hope from Fluminense fans they could keep the wonderkid for a little longer. This expectation, however, should be over now, since his agent has confirmed he’s moving at the start of the year.

Frederico Moraes has been interviewed by website Netflu, and made it clear that the transfer is completely sorted, with no chance of a change in plans.

“There’s no possibility of extending his stay in Fluminense. He will present himself at Watford at next market opening,” Frederico Moraes told Netflu.

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After Watford’s deal to buy the youngster, there’s been a rumour about interest from other clubs in getting him and even cancelling the move to Vicarage Road. The agent has admitted the approaches, but says the transfer to the Hornets stands.

“Yes, there were three approaches, one of which became an official proposal. They even got in touch with Watford, but then we went to England, as it’s public and everyone said, they showed us a nice project and we didn’t change our position anymore. Our understanding today is that he plays for Watford and we will see the next steps his career will take.”