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Watford forward Joao Pedro ends speculation about his future as he says he is ‘completely committed’ to the Hornets despite showing interest in Newcastle and Everton Premier League
- Joao Pedro is linked with a move to the Premier League this summer
- The 20-year-old has revealed that he has held talks with the board this week
- He is now ‘completely committed’ to the Hornets and ended the conversation he could leave
Joao Pedro has ended speculation about his future after insisting he is “completely committed” to Watford.
The 20-year-old has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs this summer, including Newcastle and Everton.
Despite the Toffees rekindling their interest in Pedro this week, the youngster has confirmed his immediate future in a social media post.
Joao Pedro has confirmed he will remain at Watford this summer despite interest in the Premier League
He wrote on Instagram: ‘I’m very happy here. I like being with Watford and I want to do more with them.
“I spoke to the board yesterday and I am fully committed to the club and looking forward to a successful season. Let’s go Hornets.’
The news will be music to the ears of Watford fans, who hope Pedro can play a big part in their immediate return to the Premier League.
Pedro joined the Hornets in January 2020, scoring 15 goals in 80 appearances.
Everton recently launched an investigation into Pedro, in a deal worth £25m plus a further £5m in add-ons.
That deal did not come to a conclusion, however, with Newcastle instead switching to Alexander Isak for a £60m deal following Callum Wilson’s injury.
Pedro has scored two goals so far this season and provided as many assists in six games
Everton had revived interest in Pedro this week but will not be able to sign the attacker
It was reported that Everton insiders believed Pedro could be better than Richarlison, who played a key role in preventing the decline last season before making the move to Tottenham in the summer.
Pedro’s talent is evident, albeit raw, and so far in this campaign he has scored two goals and provided as many assists in six games.
Everton have made four signings this summer, including Brighton’s Neal Maupay and Burnley’s Dwight McNeil.
Watford are currently fourth in the championship after seven games and two points behind leader Sheffield United.