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Everton revives interest in Joao Pedro. from Watford

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Everton revive their interest in Watford’s Joao Pedro after his Newcastle move collapsed while Frank Lampard looks to add a new striker to his roster following the arrival of Neal Maupay

  • Joao Pedro is considered a promising prospect by figures in the game
  • Everton signed Richarlison from Watford, but Pedro could do better
  • Toffees have asked for a number of attackers in an effort to strengthen the squad
  • Frank Lampard wants to add another attacker after the arrival of Neal Maupay

Everton have revived their interest in signing Watford forward Joao Pedro.

Goodison club conducted an investigation last week while Newcastle United were still negotiating for the Brazilian.

That deal, £25million plus a further £5million in extras, failed to come to a conclusion and Newcastle, after confirming Callum Wilson’s injury, switched to £60million Alexander Isak instead.

Everton have expressed their interest in Watford’s highly regarded Brazilian forward Joao Pedro . revived

Everton are desperate to add another striker after signing Neal Maupay from Brighton for £15million, although he missed Tuesday night’s draw in Leeds.

They have asked about Cody Gakpo at PSV Eindhoven, Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz, Hwang Hee Chan at Wolves and Armando Broja at Chelsea.

Pedro has drawn the comparison with Richarlison, who signed Everton from Watford in 2018 for an initial £35million and sold to Tottenham this summer.

Frank Lampard wants to strengthen his frontline before the transfer window closes

Frank Lampard wants to strengthen his frontline before the transfer window closes

Despite the arrival of Neal Maupay, Lampard wants this window to add at least one more attacker to the ranks

Despite the arrival of Neal Maupay, Lampard wants this window to add at least one more attacker to the ranks

He was a crucial player for Everton in their struggle for survival last season, but insiders at Watford believe Pedro has the potential to get even better.

The only concern for Everton is that he is still raw, but his talent is evident, as he showed for Watford in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

Newcastle could still be in the running, but their budget dictates they now prefer a loan with payment next summer.

Everton are signing 32-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye from Paris St Germain pending his medical on Wednesday, as talks with Manchester United progress over a deal for James Garner.

Idrissa Gueye will leave Paris St Germain to rejoin Everton after three years in France

Idrissa Gueye will leave Paris St Germain to rejoin Everton after three years in France

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