Although João Pedro’s move from Fluminense to Watford is following the schedule, it seems there should be a meeting to rearrange the payment methods.
It’s Brazilian outlet Extra who reported it at the weekend, claiming that the selling club will ask the Hornets to forward one of the payments.
With Fluminense struggling with their finances, president Pedro Abad is flying to Europe so he can meet investors who he hopes can provide the club with R$200m (£40m) to settle their debts.
And besides the investors, Abad would also meet Watford and see if they agree to advance one of the payments for the teenager.
As reported by the Brazilian press in December, Watford have already paid the first instalment for the striker. He’s only moving to the club in January 2020, when he turns 18.
There had been some expectation João Pedro could develop well in Fluminense’s first team in the 2019 season, but so far he’s only made two appearances, both coming from the bench.
Maybe Watford would be more inclined to advance a payment if the youngster played more.