'It's just been confirmed to us': Sky Sports reporter shares transfer line he's just heard about Newcastle United
Eddie Howe’s side have been tracking the young Brazilian for several weeks, but their first bid was £10 million away from Watford’s valuation.
“It’s just been confirmed to us that Newcastle have made a second bid for Watford forward Joao Pedro.
“The bid is believed to be in the region of £30m which includes add-ons.
“Watford are currently considering the proposal, talks are ongoing over the structure of the deal and payments, and how achievable the add-ons are.
“Newcastle are hopeful that they can get this deal completed.
“Significant investment once again from the owners, a player that Eddie Howe has clearly identified as someone that can improve that Newcastle squad.
“He ticks the boxes because that’s an area of the pitch they’re looking to strengthen, and they believe Joao Pedro is that man.”
Newcastle make second Joao Pedro bid
It’s an exciting development for Newcastle as they look to improve their attacking options.
The Magpies submitting a second bid for the young forward shows just how desperately Eddie Howe wants him.
The 20-year-old forward has already opened his account in the Championship this season, scoring against Sheffield United on the opening day.
Capable of playing across the front line, Joao Pedro would slot into Newcastle’s attack well.
It’s previous been reported that Watford are guaranteed to accept a bid of £30m, and so the nature of the add-ons discussed could decide if Joao Pedro becomes a Newcastle player or not.
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