[REPORTED] Joao Pedro

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by No guts no glory, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. No guts no glory

    No guts no glory Academy Graduate

  2. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    Well thats him gone and us not building the team around him then.
     
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  3. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    No chance, £70m at least. He'll eventually go for £20m next season.
     
  4. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I'm saying this with optimism but I can't see it, Portos record transfer is £18m and Benficas is £30m (Darwin Nunez who they've just flipped after a couple of seasons to Liverpool for double that - their previous record buy is only £20m). I'm hopeful that we'd be after more than £20m for him which would ultimately price them out.
     
  5. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I hope you’re right. But if he decides he wants out then apparently we’re bending to those kinds of demands this summer.
     
  6. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    One of the few players in the squad that seems to possess a backbone, be a shame when he goes.

    Has Mogi got a brother in Portugal?
     
  7. WalthamstowHornet

    WalthamstowHornet Academy Graduate

    Exactly. We don't want players who don't want to be here. I heard that João mentioned in passing to Scott that the Harlequin was only his second favourite shopping centre and now he's being offered to Olympiacos for £2m.
     
  8. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    If selling JP means we finally have the funds to offer Afobe what he wants & upgrade our attack then its a great piece of business!
     
  9. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    It doesn't seem totally unrealistic for one of them to offer £20mil.

    If that happens can you really see the club turning it down?
     
  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Fair point - the main worry might not be if he goes but how replace him or not!
     
  11. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Maybe that's why the club enquired for Piroe?

    Sell JP for £20mil, sign Piroe for £10mil, use the spare £10mil to reduce the debt.
     
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  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Yes.
     
  13. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    £28m needed to fill the Sarr shaped whole in our finances
     
  14. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    **** no, I want to keep my avatar.
     
  15. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    As I understand it Sarr has actually depreciated to around £100 so even selling him for £20m would represent an enormous profit for Gino.
     
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  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I’ve lost track of who is joking and who isn’t any more about the £28m. :(
     
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  17. £26.2m !
     
  18. reids

    reids Squad Player

    It's definitely not beyond the realms of possibility and could possibly happen - but if it did it would surprise me. I'm not sure whether we'd turn down £20m, the club rate him incredibly highly and according to Levanthal he signed a new contract last season that takes him to 2027 so we're not in a desperate rush to sell him like we are Sarr. Guess it would depend on whether Pedro is gonna kick up a stink for the move or whether he's happy to continue developing here for another couple of seasons.
     
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  19. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    If he didn’t kick up a fuss to move to Benfica I’d question his sanity.
     
  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Given the intel about his favourite shopping mall, I'd suggest we get rid ASAP.
     
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  21. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    A true Watford legend. Cucho called it "Atria" or some crap which is why he was out the door quicker than Danny Rose could eat a donut.
     
  22. J.B

    J.B First Team

    (Insert insultingly low fee here) for a player who is inconsistent, didn't score that many in our last Championship and has never nailed down his preferred position would be absolutely fantastic business from Gino and co.
     
  23. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Getting rid of players who don't want to be here, so we can watch Cleverley lead from the front, another masterstroke by Gino & Co. Hear about it on the pod.
     
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  24. barely1egal

    barely1egal Reservist

    Also makes sense due to the Rule of 11 potentially threatening Kalu's role in the squad.
     
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  25. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    I know you're joking, but given JP will be homegrown as of Jan that's not really a reason to sell him.
     
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  26. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    What’s more, jeapordising his HG status makes him a less saleable asset to PL clubs in the future. HG status has value in and of itself and it’s worth making sure he secures it (and JP himself may be determined to secure it too).
     
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  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    That's a very good point actually, and yes reason enough to at least keep him a bit longer.
     
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  28. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Justworkedouthowtochange

    Can’t see it , he is (or will be) a home grown player which was (allegedly) one of the reasons we let cucho go so easily

    We are going to sell Starr and Dennis which should net £45m (guess ) and we have made a big thing about JP not going anywhere.

    If we were offered towards £30m possibly but can’t see he is worth buying for more than £15m , he has lots of talent and skill but still really young without that much experience and isn’t a proven goal scorer at the top level (not a criticism - think he is about the best we have) .

    think we will keep this year and next (if we are promoted) and then sell on.

    would be a blow to lose Starr / Dennis / cucho and Pedro
     
  29. Dorset-Orn

    Dorset-Orn Academy Graduate

    Maybe JP doesn't really fit with RE's formation.? If we're playing WBs maybe RE wants 2 real target men...?
     
  30. But he'll be sacked within 10 games so it makes no sense to push Pedro out.
     
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  31. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    Sure. And then Joao Pedro, our best player in possession, can play as a number 10. Sounds ideal to me.
     
  32. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    I wouldn't question him wanting to move to Barnsley to get out of our chaos club let alone Benfica
     
  33. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    If JP is not a prefered option over any other player we currently have or may bring in then Edwards is an idiot and should probably contenplate staying in league 2.
     
  34. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Not necessarily quite as elegantly as I might have put it, but the message is entirely sound, to my mind. If Edwards' assessment was anything other than prioritising JP over pretty much the entire squad, we may have made a mistake.
     
  35. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Think they have signed Enzo Fernandez for £20M. I hope to God Pedro stays. He's one of the few shining lights left among the dross.
     

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