Brazilian outlet UOL today reports some details about Watford’s purchase of the Fluminense youngster João Pedro.
It’s claimed that the Brazilian club is waiting for part of the transfer amount before the end of the week. The story calls it ‘saviour’ money, as it will be used to pay salaries which have been delayed for months.
Now the most interesting thing is that a reliable outlet finally got access to how much João Pedro will cost Watford. Although the transfer had been reported for months, none of the big websites in Brazil had revealed the fee.
UOL says that João Pedro’s deal could be worth up to €10m, depending on some performance bonuses which can be triggered in the future. These would be for caps in the youth levels of the national team and goals scored.
However, the initial amount is still not revealed. Maybe it will be leaked when Watford finally pay the first instalment.
Fluminense will also keep 10% of a future sale, just like they did with Richarlison, which turned out to be an important income for the club when the striker moved to Everton this year.
João Pedro is staying at Fluminense until 2020, when he turns 18. Although the deal says he should move in January, UOL says the contract transfer date can be changed to December.