Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte have managed to get interview with Watford’s newest signing, João Pedro from Fluminense.
The teenager was announced by the Hornets at the weekend, and should only move to London in 2020, once he turns 18.
João Pedro has been excelling in Fluminense’s youth ranks, impressing in several big games of his level. That’s why it’s no surprise that a foreign club went after him so early.
Speaking to Globo Esporte, he talked a little about the move: “It’s the result of my work. I’m happy. I’ve been working to get attention and get to the national team.”
But he claims that he’s still focused on his current club, and there’s a lot to do until he makes to move to Watford: “However, at the moment I’m with my head at Fluminense. Until leaving, I want to evolve and be champion at Flu. But my dream has always been to play in the Premier League.”
João Pedro has also revealed that he’s spoken to Richarlison, who also made the move from Fluminense to Watford a year ago.
“We play a bit similar, in the style of strength and speed. I’m happy, he’s in the national team. I contacted him on Instagram and asked for some advice. He advised me, told me to keep working because I’m going to the best football in the world.”
This weekend, the Brazilian press revealed that João Pedro’s transfer only happened after Fluminense settled a debt they had with Udinese. The Pozzo family, who controls both the English and the Italian sides, wanted things sorted before negotiating with the Brazilian club again.