£30m Premier League star with six goals this season 'upset' at failed Newcastle United move
Newcastle United attempted to sign the forward last summer before he joined a Premier League rival.
The Magpies attempted to sign the Brazilian almost 18 months ago and reportedly tabled a £30million bid before opting to sign Alexander Isak for a club-record fee instead.
The 22-year-old joined Brighton for a club-record £30m in the summer. And speaking about that move, Pedro referenced his failed Newcastle switch.
He told Globo Esporte: “I had that negotiation with Newcastle. Even months ago, I was upset that I hadn’t left, but I said: now is my time at Watford, I have to make it happen, since it didn’t happen, this time it will.
“I made it happen last season, and I think Brighton was the best way forward. They’re a club that give opportunities to youngsters. It believes in us. I made the right choice. I’m very happy here.”
Since arriving at the Amex Stadium, Pedro has found the net six times in 17 outings, including four in four in the Europa League as the Seagulls sit top of Group B, which includes Marseille, AEK Athens and Ajax.
He also started Brighton's 3-1 win over Newcastle United in September.