Watford teenager Joao Pedro granted work permit year after signing

Joao Pedro scored a hat-trick in the victory over Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana

Watford’s young striker Joao Pedro has been granted a work permit – 12 months after signing for the club.

But the 18-year-old will have to wait until January 2020 to join the squad.

Pedro, who is currently playing for his native Brazilian side Fluminense, signed a five-year deal with Watford in October 2018.

The teenager has scored four goals and assisted one in 22 Serie A appearances in the Brazilian top-flight this season.


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