Fluminense’s agreement with Watford for the transfer of the 16-year-old striker João Pedro hasn’t gone very well among the Brazilian club’s fans.
As reported by Globo Esporte a couple of days ago, the clubs already have a verbal deal for the transfer and the youngster should soon be signing for the Hornets. He’s only moving in 2020.
Now the Brazilian side’s biggest fansite, Netflu, brings an article this week questioning the club’s board for making this type of deal.
The story is in a column written by journalist Alvaro Oliveira Filho, who shows that Fluminense’s resources have been growing, but only due to the sales they’ve been making.
That means they’re letting young stars go and keeping average players. The writer points out they’re now selling a youngster to the very same Watford, who have just made a big profit after buying Richarlison for from them for €12m and selling to Everton for €40m a year later.
Fluminense don’t look like they will have chances of winning any title this season, as they stand in 10th place in the Brazilian League. Meanwhile, they see some former club stars such as Richarlison, Gerson, Kenedy and Thiago Silva all playing in Europe.
The idea in Brazil used to be that talented players would achieve things before moving, but Watford’s deals with Fluminense don’t go along that line and it’s causing controversy.