When European sides buy South American kids and wait until they can officially sign them, it’s hard to predict how things will develop.
Watford found an agreement with Fluminense to sign João Pedro back in December 2018, and since he only turned 18 years of age last week, he should join the Hornets in January 2020.
The striker has been doing pretty well in Brazil, but his club’s bad form has been the reason for some big controversies lately.
On Thursday, during the game against Santos, midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso didn’t like being subbed off, and had an argument with manager Oswaldo Oliveira when walking towards the bench. Hours after the match, the coach was sacked, and the club remains in the relegation zone.
Fluminense fans started getting mad with the squad, and to make things worse, João Pedro was seen on Friday night at Rock in Rio, the biggest music festival in Brazil. He’s set to play on Sunday afternoon against Grêmio.
— Brenno Beretta (@BrennoBeretta) September 28, 2019
Fans complained a lot on Twitter, but things got ugly on Saturday morning. A group invaded the training centre after breaking a wall, and cornered the squad asking for improvement.
Reports from Brazil recently said Fluminense were hopeful of holding João Pedro for longer, but it’s been said that Watford want him as soon as possible.
Now with the Hornets certainly following all this, the controversy should be one more reason for the club to bring the player to England soon.
We’re pretty sure a teenager should be able to have a good time with his girlfriend during his time off, but sharing it on social media with such timing is something that can backfire these days.
Os jogadores estavam na academia do CT quando houve a invasão na manhã deste sábado. Eles foram imprensados em uma parede e ouviram as cobranças do membros de torcidas organizadas do Fluminense. O vídeo abaixo foi filmado por um dos invasores #geflu pic.twitter.com/Dy9Zh3OL2K
— Edgard Maciel de Sá (@edmacieldesa) September 28, 2019