Liverpool look to beat Premier League rivals to signing of teenage wonderkid

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Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Joao Pedro – despite the Fluminense teenager already agreeing to join Watford .

The Hornets confirmed in October that the young striker, 17, will arrive at Vicarage Road in January next year on a five-year contract once he has turned 18.

The Vicarage Road outfit have forked out an initial €2.5million for the player, and will pay a further €7.5m in bonuses if specific causes are triggered.

However, there is an unusual clause in the pre-contract agreement that could see the talented forward opt for a move elsewhere instead.

Fluminense striker Joao Pedro is set for Premier League switch

According to Globo Esporte , Fluminense have an option to call an end to the agreed transfer – but this would come at a cost.

It is call a ‘disruption clause’, but if this is activated then the Brazilian club would have to pay a €20million fee to the Premier League side.

And there is a likelihood that the could indeed become a reality, with Pedro’s recent form alerting the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Jurgen Klopp could beat Watford to the Brazilian’s signing

 

The starlet has netted seven goals in his first 10 appearances as a professional, and Liverpool are believed to have made their interest known to Fluminense.

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The club may be willing to do a deal with the Reds if they offer a substantial amount, though they would obviously have to consider the €20m owed to Watford.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is known to be looking for a new striker to bolster his ranks, with Daniel Sturridge set to leave at the end of the season.

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