Unsettled Barcelona Forward Set For Loan Move?
Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd have been alerted to the news that Spanish forward Pedro is unsettled at Barcelona and is keen on a move to the Premier League
Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, a host of Premier League clubs are on alert for Barcelona striker Pedro.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been alerted to the news that Spanish forward Pedro is unsettled at Barcelona and is keen on a move to the Premier League, according to reports today.
The 26-year-old has been with his boyhood club his entire career but is struggling to establish himself as a regular in Gerardo Martino’s first team this season with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas, Neymar and of course Lionel Messi all ahead of him in the pecking order.
This has led to reports suggesting he will seek a move next month in order to secure more regular playing time to boost his chances of earning a starting spot for Spain at next summers World Cup, with the Premier League understood to be his preferred destination.
The Mirror reports that Manchester United and Liverpool have been put on alert and are ready to offer the striker an escape route to England in January, with both David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers keen on adding to their attacking options for the second half of the season.
However, it seems the duo may have further competition with the Express stating that Arsenal are also in the hunt for Pedro’s signature, as boss Arsene Wenger looks to bring in another striker to ease the pressure on Olivier Giroud.
But while interest in the player may be growing here in England, Barcelona are unlikely to welcome any enquiries. Although Pedro may not be a first team regular, he is still an important member of the squad who’s contributed 7 goals this season, so they are likely to do all they can to hang on to him.
The striker’s contract runs until 2016 and includes a buy-out clause worth £125m, so the Catalans are under to pressure to sell. Therefore the only feasible way a move could happen is if Pedro forces his way out with a short-term loan deal the most likely possibility if Barca do agree to let him go when the transfer window re-opens in January.
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