[SIGNED perm] Joao Pedro

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Was supposed to be ‘best’...
     
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I think he meant beat.....as in Samba beat.
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    As in samba beat Watford 8-0?
     
  4. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Well, it’s a pretty low bar in all fairness...
     
  5. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Chris Samba would have beaten us on saturday. On his own, blindfolded, with both hands tied behind his back, wearing giant 6 foot rubber clown shoes, whilst also preparing a 4 course meal for 12 people on the side of the pitch at the same time as playing alone against Foster Fookup Mapps Doorknob Holebas Caps Doucs Cleverly Ferminia Delbullshit and Hughes. Just saying.
     
  6. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    It makes me sad that all of this post is true.
     
  7. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Mid March of which season though?
    You did not say.
     
  8. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I'd be very surprised if he managed to snag a work permit. I'm pretty sure we only managed to get one for Richarlison due to his involvement with Brazil U20s (they look at youth caps if there's been no involvement with the senior international team - the higher up the senior FIFA rankings the team is, then they'll look at youth caps more favourably), Joao Pedro doesn't have any youth caps yet as far as I'm aware.
     
  9. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    After Brexit, even Messi wouldn't get a work permit. EVERYONE OUT!!
     
  10. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Cherno Samba? He's the man to solve our problems.
     
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  11. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee First Year Pro

    Brexit notwithstanding, £££££ matter. If we spent enough, he can get one. Richarlison was over £20m, so that helped more than any obscure U20 caps.
     
  12. reids

    reids Squad Player

    True, final transfer fee and wages play the biggest part - although the JP final fee is a bit complex, with apparently £5m of the fee being dependant on whether he gets a work permit or not - but what happens if that 5m is the difference between getting a work permit or not?! My head hurts.
     
  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Presumably that's where the club's well-paid lawyer steps in to argue the £5m should be included in the calculations, given it's irrelevant if they don't end up awarding the permit. Whether the panel would accept that argument is up to them.
     
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  14. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Given the rumoured interest around JP with the media reporting on top club's supposedly mulling over eating the "penalty clause", you'd think the club could make a strong argument about this kid being the nuts and deserving of a permit on that basis.

    Not much we can do other than wait and see though.
     
  15. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I hope they’ve kept the newspaper cuttings and jotted down the HITC web articles in that case.
     
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  16. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  17. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Gray will be pissed off with this, already given Pedro his shirt number.
     
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    On Watford’s official Instagram, they’ve posted a video of Gomes saying Happy Birthday and saying looking forward to seeing him in January.

    Seems a presumptuous tho g for the club to publish without some sort of confidence if his arrival perhaps?
     
  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not quite. Contract doesn't kick in until January. Still time for him to be snatched away by bigger boys in the playground.
     
  20. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    You can never say never, but we’ve gone so far down the road, with all the talk from the club sounding very confident, that I’d think it would be unlikely not to happen at this stage.

    The impression from the club is he is now our player, although I admit it’s still a little sketchy.
     
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  21. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    The subtitles said “See you in January. God willing!”
    So I guess he’s just hoping like us.
     
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Yep. Still seems bizarre the club have allowed that though when it could have just been re-recorded. Maybe I’m giving the club too much credit for what passes through their media channels these days.
     
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  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Might be seeing him on a visit back to Brazil ?
     
  24. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    ‘See you in January’

    Big cup games at that time of year! When Gomes comes alive at Watford. He’ll go nowhere near Brazil then.
     
  25. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Probably just one cup game. January is 31 days :)
     
  26. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    That's when we'll play all of our FA cup games tbf.
     
  27. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Hopefully as good as everyone told me Peneranda was going to be!
     
  28. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Joao Pedro has replied to Watford’s IG post saying ‘...until January.’

    Sounds to me like there’s definite moves being made to get him in.
     
  29. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    The translation is 'see u in january'
     
  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Actually the exact translation is "see u in January unless I get a better offer and you wont see me for dust...losers"
     
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  31. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Looking forward to the Pedro/Cucho/Penaranda dream team tear upthe Championship. 150 goals each.
     
  32. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Will never get in the team ahead of Deeney and Gray.
     
  33. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    So it sounds like we'll be enjoying his talents at the Vic for a good half a season before he inevitably moves on for big money.

    Of course, he won't be able to train for a couple of months due to a vague work permit issue. He'll then need the customary three month bedding in period.

    By my reckoning, then, he should be ready for our away trip to Arsenal on the 17th May. 17 minutes from the bench. Come on your horns!
     
  34. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    He’d be joining us in January - the Brazilian season ends in December - so we can expect him to be knackered if he does come.
     
  35. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Amazing player. Made Rushden and Diamonds into world beaters.
     

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