Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez on course to join Manchester United, after Chelsea drop out of the race.
Jose Mourinho does not want Pedro Rodriguez. The Chelsea manager insisted that he has already an avalanche of options on the attacking front, five wingers to be precise excluding Mohamed Salah, and at this moment, there’s no need to disturb the team balance. Read as ‘We don’t need you Pedro’ message to Barcelona.
Therefore, the door is left open for Manchester United to discuss with Barcelona, put in a suitable bid (in absence of competitors) and then sign him up without any fuss. In case, you’re wondering whether he would be a good signing, click here to know, actually he would be a good signing for the Red Devils.
Pedro said yesterday: “It’s complicated because someone wants to play and be in the first XI. It won’t be the same as Barcelona, but the ambition is to continue improving and play. The sporting aspect is what rules and what’s true is that one is happier than they can play.”
United have already set the wheels in motion, and everything points to Pedro joining the Old Trafford club in the summer. Spanish daily El Confidencial says that Barcelona need to recoup some money from player sales, after splashing big on Turan and Vidal, and Luis Suarez before that last summer.
So far, Barcelona haven’t received any concrete offers for Pedro, but the Catalan club are expecting a bid from United. The report suggest that anything between €25-35m will be enough to prise him away from Camp Nou.