Spanish media outlet El Confidential claim that Manchester United are already in negotiations to sign Barcelona striker Pedro and that the deal could be concluded imminently.
As of today, they say, his ‘fate’ is to ‘wear red’.
We’ve used Google translate and cleaned up where we can from their report:
The complicated situation experienced throughout last season, with three untouchable – Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez offering superior performance, comes to an end. Or so it seems. Pedro Rodriguez may be living his last days as a player of Barcelona, aware that the current scenario is not the best. Quoted and numerous interested clubs, Manchester United has taken the lead and is presented as the future of the Canarian player. The operation is already underway and it looks like it will end successfully sooner rather than later. The fate of Pedro, today, is to wear red.
The British club has fully entered the bidding for the Canary Islands star and in the offices of the Camp Nou are waiting to receive a concrete offer for the striker. With an improved and extended contract (until 2019) at the beginning of June, the player himself admitted recently that the new envisaged a reduction in the amount set in its clause. The option to play for Manchester United is pleasing, knowing that competition has in Barcelona is difficult to have prominence.
Since the Manchester United decided to dispense with the services of Van Persie, who joined recently by the Turkish Fenerbahçe, Van Gaal was clear that Pedro was one of the players who offered the best market to replace the Dutch tallied. And play your orders fully convinces Pedro. He likes change Barcelona for Manchester United this season is bound to step forward to fight to win titles. It has to contest a qualifying round to sneak into the group stage of the Champions League, but the goal is to fight Chelsea, City and Arsenal win the Premier League.
In the offices of the Camp Nou, with Bartomeu already invested president for the coming years, it is expected that at any time a firm proposal Manchester United arrives. Player loved by the supporters and the institution by its behavior and performance, it is understood his desire to change air in view of the little role he had last year on the orders of Luis Enrique. The final deal between the two clubs could eventually be closed between 25 and 35 million euros.
Barcelona, who has made a significant outlay by Arda Turan economic -34 variables- over 7 million, not to mention the million paid a year ago to Liverpool by taking the services of Luis Suarez, you need to deposit money with a sale to square their accounts. And the price of Pedro remains stable for years, being a very desired by many football clubs. With France Euro 2016 on the horizon, he therefore has decided to leave the club. Manchester, it seems, will be your next stop.
Luis Enrique said last week he had with Pedro, but did not get his way. Munir and Sandro the vacancy that will be played the canary. The footballer, about the same time that his coach, admitted that the situation “is complicated because you want to have more minutes and be at the forefront. As in Barcelona I will not be at another club, but one has the ambition to keep improving and play. ” “The sporty look is the boss and the truth is that one is happier when he can play,” he added, to make it clear to leave the club but was a real option.
So there you have it. Barcelona need the cash and are open to the move. Pedro knows that to get into Spain’s Euro 2016 squad he needs to play and sees a move to United as one that will keep him in a prominent enough spotlight and get him plenty of football. It seems as if this move may happen fairly swiftly.