Joao Pedro has extended his Watford contract until 2027, the Watford Observer understands.

The striker's original deal was due to expire in 2025, but he has now added two more years onto that contract, committing himself to the Hornets for the next six years.

Pedro scored nine goals from 40 appearances in his first full season with Watford, while also providing five assists, opening his account against rivals Luton Town in a 1-0 win.

The striker has not only impressed on the pitch this season, but his efforts to assimilate to life in England have also drawn praise from the club.

He is understood to have had both an English teacher and personal trainer living with him in his home with his family since he arrived in the country, to maintain his fitness away from training and improve his understanding of the language.

He joins Ken Sema, who extended his deal at Vicarage Road before the end of the season until 2025.