When Guillem Balague gained weight Twitter Announcing late last month that four Premier League clubs – Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Wolverhampton Wanderers – were taking a closer look at Flamengo striker Pedro certainly made the claims seem sound.
The former Brazil international was finally in the form of his life.
Since joining Flamengo in the summer of 2020, he had scored an impressive 41 goals and even received a nearly £30million bid from Palmeiras. An offer that would have made him the most expensive signing in the history of the Brazilian first division club.
But three weeks after Balague’s tweet propelled Pedro into the gossip columns, the 24-year-old forward could hardly have picked a worse time to stray.
This gate machine has certainly failed.
Can Pedro find form before it’s too late?
He has now failed to score in his last ten games for Flamengo. This makes it the longest goal drought of Pedro’s stint with the 2020 Brazilian champions and his senior career overall.
“(The lack of goals) doesn’t seem like anything I can fix,” protests under-fire manager Paulo Sousa, via ToceDores.
“We work a lot on finishing (and) we try to give the players opportunities to create scoring situations. We created opportunities.”
That’s all well and good. The problem is that those chances continue to fall by the wayside as Pedro misplaces his goalscoring shoes.
Keep up the good work and Pedro won’t attract many big money offers from the Premier League in the summer months.
“Flamengo turned down a $35 million offer from Palmeiras that would have made him the most expensive move between South American teams ever,” Balague said in March.
“Flamengo does not sell to competitors. But (they) would sell to European clubs for around $20m (£15m).”
At the moment, however, Pedro isn’t even playing like a £5m forward, let alone a £15m forward.
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