According to talkSPORT, Brighton and Watford have reached a deal for striker Joao Pedro that sets a club record.
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The 21-year-old has been a member of the Hornets since January 2020, but he now appears ready to leave after 2.5 seasons for an estimated £30 million transfer price.
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With 11 goals in 35 Championship games this season, Pedro—Watford’s leading scorer—is scheduled to formally close his transfer once the transfer window opens in June.
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Prior to Watford’s relegation from the Premier League, the Brazilian scored three goals in 31 games.
In the meanwhile, Brighton’s largest transfer expenditure to date is still £20 million for center back Adam Webster, who they acquired from Bristol City of the Championship in August 2019.
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In their current attempt to bring Pedro to the south coast, they seem poised to surpass that.
Currently available strikers for the Seagulls are Danny Welbeck, Evan Ferguson, and Deniz Undav.
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Ferguson’s injury and Welbeck’s withdrawal from the FA Cup semi-final match against Manchester United, however, have demonstrated that there is definitely room in Roberto De Zerbi’s squad for another target man.