[SIGNED perm] Joao Pedro

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

  1. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    True. Perhaps it was irrelevant if they were losing to a bunch of limp-wristed Brazilian dancers .
     
  2. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Corrected.
     
  3. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Hopefully he'll be too good for Everton!!
     
  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Haven’t you heard? No one is too good for Everton.
     
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  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Details from Brazil have emerged about the payments we're making to Fluminese for him:

    €2.5m fee up front (paid already)
    €1.5m if he gets an English work permit
    €2m in potential bonuses depending on his performances when he arrives here
    €4m in potential bonuses for his performances before coming here

    Now for the interesting one: We're paying Fluminese €100k each time he plays 45 minutes (or more) for their first team (which only activates after he's played 10 games).

    So as Fluminese are apparently in a bad financial state, we're encouraging them to play and develop the lad for us in return for more money. A fantastically structured deal.

    http://sportwitness.co.uk/brazil-bonuses-watford-deal-revealed-sounds-like-incredible-agreement/
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Pretty damn clever !
     
  7. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    Just a little news from his twitter feed - he's already taking English lessons.
     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    An even better deal for us once the Brazilian club realise you can’t even use Euros in Brazil.
     
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  9. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    As long as they don't do something stupid like overplay him/ refuse to take him off, and end up causing/ aggravating an injury, then that's a stroke of genius.
     
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Is he at the ‘In this moment, amazin’ level yet.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose First Team

    I await the announcement he is ‘heppy’ to be joining Watford.
     
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  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Is Slav subbing as the club's English teacher while looking for another manager gig?
     
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  13. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Sadly, the UK is simply too dangerous for Serbs these days.
     
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  14. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    I will be berry berry heppy for his to be announcing in this moment . Tree points.
     
  15. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Yes, a great plan for us - but I'd have been furious if Man City had influenced our team selections and we'd been induced to pick (say) Sancho before he was ready
     
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Why? 3 games and we'd be quids in compared to what we got for him.
     
  17. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    We wouldn't have known that at the time we had to pick him
     
  18. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    We had no say in Sancho leaving, due to a rule that allowed the big sides to steal talented players for minimal compensation.

    We put in a bid for Pedro which was accepted. We are now paying the cash stripped club additional money if they play him. It's really not the same thing.
     
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  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Yes I know, but I was considering how we would react in the same situation
     
  20. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    If we were close to administration and bolton said - start marvin sordell and we'll pay an extra 50k per game. We'd have been happy to do so. Win-win
     
  21. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee First Year Pro

    I think it's a win-win because he's clearly talented, but without the payment there'd likely be a lot of pressure to NOT play him in favour of the prospects they were keeping. If he were rubbish we wouldn't have bought him. So the likelihood that he's being elevated abve more deserving players is small. This is insurance against the opposite. Next year he can come play in Europe.
     
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  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Goodison Park ?
     
  23. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    I’d been even happier if they d paid us not to pay him .
     
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  24. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Really? I don't recall him being that bad for us, but perhaps my memory is patchy. His career certainly nosedived after he left, but I think he did OK for us considering his age, and certainly considering the squad we had at a time (crap by Champ standards, probably League 1 quality).

    With the benefit of hindsight, some of our managers back then really pulled some rabbits out for us (coupled with Danny Graham being rather good).
     
  25. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    He still is knocking in the goals at age 33 for Blackburn
     
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  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Agreed he was pretty decent , I was just making a cheap gag.
     
  27. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Oh fair enough - went right over my head. :D

    In my defense I'm sick as a dog and dosed up to the gills.

    Or I would be, if I was a fish.

    ...I'm pretty sure I'm not a fish.
     
  28. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    This is just what you want us to think. Are you aren't Octodad?

     

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