Transfer news: Manchester United join Barcelona in the race for Brazilian whizkid

Fluminense forward Joao Pedro is drawing interest from Europe’s elite clubs

Manchester United have entered the race alongside Barcelona and Liverpool to snap up Watford-bound whizkid, Joao Pedro, according to the Sun.

The 17-year-old Fluminense forward is set to join the Hornets next year after having signed a five-year contract.

Now, La Liga giants Barcelona look to be the front runners in capturing the Brazilian prospect, who is already off to a flier with his professional career.

The Catalans are convinced that they can obstruct Pedro’s move to Premier League and lure him to Nou Camp. Pedro made his first-team debut with Fluminense earlier this year, bagging 6 goals and an assist in 6 games. He is often deployed as a left winger and is synonymous with the centre-forward role too.

Meanwhile, United completed the signing of Daniel James from Swansea for a reported value of €15m (h/t BBC Football). The Welsh winger marks United’s first summer acquisition, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preparing for a summer of upheaval.

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The Norwegian manager has had a fluctuating season since taking the helm at Old Trafford, eventually losing out the Champions League spot for next season.

However, the ex-striker seems determined to make a statement in the upcoming Premier League campaign.

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