Watford’s new signing Joao Pedro is dating a 15-year-old Brazilian TV star, Mel Maia.
Pedro, 18, finished his transition to the Hornets toward the beginning of the January window and has since been slipping into life in England.
What’s more, the forward was visited by his sweetheart merely a week ago, with Pedro posting an image on Instagram of them kissing on Southwark Bridge.
The right time of consent in the UK is 16, compared to 14 in Brazil.
A Watford spokesman said “Both Joao and his girlfriend are acutely aware of both the legality and cultural differences between the UK and Brazil.
“She has flown back to Brazil, will remain resident there and has no intention of returning to England until after her 16th birthday.”