Brighton and Hove Albion agree club-record fee for João Pedro

According to TalkSPORT, Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a club-record fee for Watford forward João Pedro.

The fee paid for the 21-year-old is believed to be in the region of £30m.

Fabrizio Romano reports Pedro has agreed personal terms and is excepted to sign a ‘long term deal’ following two-and-a-half seasons at the Hornets.

The Brazilian has scored 11 goals in the Championship this season whilst providing four assists in 35 appearances and is Watford’s top goalscorer.

Newcastle reportedly came close to signing Pedro last summer before a deal seemingly collapsed in the final stages.

Brighton suffered a 3-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest in mid-week which has damaged their hopes of achieving European football ahead of next season.

Roberto de Zerbi’s side sit eighth, four points behind seventh-placed Liverpool who have played two games more. Ultimately, it remains in Brighton’s hands.

The Seagulls host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday at the Amex stadium.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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