Brighton have introduced the signing of Brazilian ahead Joao Pedro from Watford for an undisclosed price. The 21-year-old will be part of the Seagulls on a contract till June 2028 when the summer season switch window opens.
Pedro, who moved to the Hornets from Fluminense in January 2020, has scored 11 objectives in 35 Sky Wager Championship outings this time period.
Albion technical director David Weir informed his membership’s web site: “Joao has been a long-term goal of ours and he has additionally attracted a number of curiosity from throughout Europe.
“He’s a superb younger expertise, technically excellent, fast and with an eye fixed for aim. He’ll complement our present ahead line very nicely.
“He additionally has settled nicely right here (in England), with good expertise of each the Premier League and Championship and greater than 100 video games for Watford.”
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi final week described Pedro as a “nice participant”.
He scored a complete of 24 objectives in 109 appearances in all competitions for Watford.
Whereas the price of the switch has not been disclosed by both membership, a press release from the Hornets described the preliminary price and potential add-ons as “among the many very highest” secured in English Soccer League historical past.
Watford technical director Ben Manga informed his membership’s web site: “It may be a shock to nobody that Joao Pedro leaves us now for the Premier League.
“Supporters will perceive this settlement is true for all concerned. This early motion permits us to plan an efficient switch window as we search to construct a aggressive staff for subsequent season.”