Currently in the relegation zone, Brazilian side Fluminense have a thousand things to be worried about. And one of them is the departure of João Pedro to Watford.

Brazilian outlet Globo brought a story this weekend saying the Rio de Janeiro side were hopeful they could keep the player until June 2020, but that shouldn’t be possible.

They claim that when Fluminense and Watford agreed the move, the date for the transfer was ‘open’. However, the Hornets warned back in May that they want the striker by the start of next January. His agents are now said to be sorting the transfer.

Globo says that Fluminense’s biggest hope to hold João Pedro for longer is that he doesn’t get a work visa in time. However, Watford have made it clear they will do all they can to sort it out. The paperwork application can be done after September 26th, when the wonderkid turns 18 years of age.

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João Pedro has spoken to the local media this weekend, and talked a little about the upcoming move (via Yahoo).

“I feel ready because everything was done very calmly, with a lot of attention from all sides to give me this security. My family will be with me too, which is very important right now. That’s why I’m focused on Fluminense. I have nothing to worry about my arrival at Watford. The attention at this moment is full on Fluminense.”