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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.