Man Utd Chief Flies Out To Secure Deal For 6th Summer Signing
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has arrived in Spain to try and finally thrash out a deal for Barcelona attacker Pedro Rodriguez.
With the summer transfer window in full swing, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the new season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, more on Man Utd’s pursuit of Pedro…
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has arrived in Spain to try and finally thrash out a deal for Barcelona attacker Pedro Rodriguez, according to the Express.
The Spanish international has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks as Louis van Gaal looks to bring in a replacement for Angel Di Maria following his big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The speculation has been steadily intensifying and Pedro admitted after scoring a late winner in last week after Barca’s Super Cup final win over Sevilla that he may be forced to leave the Nou Camp in search of regular first team football.
He’s quoted as saying by the Express:
“It it is a difficult, complicated situation. When you know you may leave, it is difficult.
“The truth is that I had a good chance to play [in the Super Cup]. The coach has decided not to count on me. I don’t know, I don’t know if I will continue here.”
“Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I’m here, and I’m happy. And if I go, I will go with my head held high having always given everything.”
It appears United are now finally ready to try and secure Pedro’s signature as the Express claim that chief executive Ed Woodward has now arrived in Spain where he hopes to thrash out a deal worth £22m.
Pedro is currently in action for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao [at the time of writing] but if negotiations between the two clubs go well, it could be his farewell performance for the Catalans.
The 28-year-old has been with Barca his entire professional career but after falling behind the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in the pecking order, it’s no surprise he’s ready for a new challenge – particularly with the Euro championships coming up next summer.
I think Pedro would be an excellent signing for United as he’s capable of playing anywhere across the front three and despite not always being a regular, he’s still managed to score 99 goals in 320 appearances for Barca, so he’s certainly bring an added goal threat.
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I’m sure we’ll find out more over the coming days but it looks like United could be closing in on what would be their sixth major signing of the summer and I think he’d be one of the most important.
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