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Report: Joao Pedro now one step away from joining Leeds on loan
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Report: Joao Pedro now one step away from joining Leeds on loan

Ismaila Sarr may not be the only Watford player to potentially join Leeds United this summer, with Tuttomercatoweb in Italy reporting that the Whites are one step away from signing Joao Pedro on loan.

It may be a few exciting days at Elland Road. Reports on Wednesday claimed that Leeds are close to agreeing a fee with Watford for Sarr.

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Sarr, of course, scored from inside his own half on his most recent appearance for the Hornets.

Obviously, some fans will be sceptical about the reports. But perhaps they will take further encouragement from the fact that Tuttomercatoweb is also reporting that a deal for Sarr is close.

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In fact, Leeds are ready to pay £25 million for the 24-year-old. But he may not be the only player to make the move from Vicarage Road this month.

Tuttomercatoweb reports that Joao Pedro is one step away from joining Leeds on loan.

The 20-year-old has scored 14 goals in 76 games for Watford. Three of those strikes came in the Premier League last season.

Leeds one step away from Joao Pedro loan

Pedro has not been prolific. But he certainly appears to be a real talent. Rob Edwards described his performance in Watford’s season-opener as ‘incredible‘.

He would provide cover and competition for Patrick Bamford. But he could also play out wide. And obviously, a loan deal would not be particularly risky for the Whites.

Having said that, Andrea Radrizzani has spoken of not wanting to block Joe Gelhardt’s pathway to the first-team. And a deal for Pedro would make little sense unless Jesse Marsch felt he could contribute this season.

With that, Gelhardt may want some assurances. Certainly, plenty of Leeds fans would not have Pedro ahead of the 20-year-old in the pecking order.

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