Manchester United have reportedly formally begun talks to sign Barcelona’s Pedro.
The Spanish international claimed last week that he wanted to retire at the Catalan club where he has spent most of his career but it seems as if he has been given disillusioning news about his future since returning to pre-season training.
Louis van Gaal suggested that the club may spring a transfer surprise and Christian Martin, a journalist for Fox Sports, claimed this afternoon that United are in negotiations for the forward who has won just about every honour in the game.
Pedro has a goal record of approximately one in three and set a record when he scored in six club competitions in one season – he also has a World Cup Winner’s medal and a European Championships medal from his impressive international career.
Further, the Metro say that the Telegraph are reporting that he has told his friends he is going to join United.
Pedro appeared as a 96th minute substitute for Barça in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, as the club won its fifth European Cup by beating Juventus at Berlin’s Olympiastadion – securing the second treble in their history. Pedro, Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Dani Alves are the only players to have been a part of both treble winning teams.
United need a striker after selling Robin van Persie, while Falcao, Will Keane and Angelo Henriquez will all play elsewhere in the 2015/16 season. Javier Hernandez is rumoured to be joining back up with his Red Devils team-mates though speculation continues to rumble about his future, too.
La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15
Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011
Tercera División: 2007–08
FIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2012
FIFA Confederations Cup: Runner-up 2013
Prince of Asturias Awards: 2010