Watford reject Newcastle’s £20m bid for Brazilian forward Joao Pedro and insist he is NOT for sale


Watford reject Newcastle’s £20m bid for Brazilian forward Joao Pedro and insist he is NOT for sale – but are more open to offers for potential Manchester United target Ismaila Sarr

  • Newcastle are weighing up another formal bid for Watford forward Joao Pedro 
  • The Magpies’ £20million offer plus £3m in add-ons was rejected by the Hornets
  • Watford’s stance is that they don’t wish to lose Pedro, 20, and he is not for sale
  • However, Rob Edwards’ side are more open to offers for Senegalese Ismaila Sarr 

Newcastle are weighing up another formal bid for Watford forward Joao Pedro after their £20million offer was knocked back.

The Championship outfit told Eddie Howe’s side their offer of £20m plus £3m in add-ons would not be enough for the Brazilian star. 

Watford’s official stance is that they don’t wish to lose Pedro, 20, and he is not for sale.

Newcastle are weighing up another bid for Watford’s Joao Pedro after a £20m bid was rejected

Watford's official stance is that they don't wish to lose forward Pedro, 20, and he is not for sale

Watford’s official stance is that they don’t wish to lose forward Pedro, 20, and he is not for sale

The former Fluminense prospect scored three goals last season as the Hornets were relegated, including a strike at St James’ Park.

Newcastle rate Pedro, who can play out wide or as a central striker, highly and have been looking to strengthen their forward line after missing out on Hugo Ekitike, who has joined Paris Saint-Germain.

Pedro has started all three of the club’s league games this season, scoring the winner in their campaign opener against Sheffield United, with the club third in the table after two wins and a draw. 

Newcastle have been looking to strengthen their forward line after missing out on Hugo Ekitike

Newcastle have been looking to strengthen their forward line after missing out on Hugo Ekitike

But Watford would be more receptive to offers for Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr (pictured)

But Watford would be more receptive to offers for Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr (pictured)

He scored nine goals in 38 appearances in 2020-21 to help spearhead Watford’s instant return to the Premier League and they hope he can do so again. 

However, Rob Edwards’ side would be more receptive to offers for winger Ismaila Sarr, who could be an option for Manchester United.

Watford have already lost versatile forward Emmanuel Dennis to promoted Nottingham Forest for around £20m. 

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