Latest reports coming out of Spain hint at Manchester United looking to sign Barcelona’s Pedro in the summer to forge a two pronged attack with latest signing Juan Mata, who arrived just last month.
Pedro may be tempted with such an offer due to the arrival of Brazilian wonderkid Neymar and Barcelona’s hinting at buying another frontman in the summer transfer window. Pedro has found the net 12 times in 22 appearances for the club this season.
Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Pedro as David Moyes is keen on turning things around at the Theatre of Dreams and would look to the summer to make a bid for him according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Many football pundits in the UK including ex United man Roy Kean, feel that the Red Devils need to be spending big money if they are to ever get back to the glory days. It appears that united will be spending big at the end of the season and will have a budget for a left-back, a centre-back, a midfielder, a striker and a top class winger.
Pedro would be in the top class winger category along with 24 year old Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund and 22 year old French sensation Antoine Griezmann, who plays for Real Sociedad.
Pedro has enjoyed great success at the Catalan club but has recently been pushed to the sidelines as coach Gerardo Martino favours Messi, Neymar up front with either Cesc Fabregas or Alexis Sánchez taking up the third spot.
However, with the recent injuries to both Messi and Neymar, Pedro has become a force to be reckoned with once more. He’s started the last 6 games and scored a brilliant hat trick against Getafe las December.
The Catalan giants are not considering selling off any assets at the moment but that could all change if Barça fail to bring in any trophies this campaign. With La Liga very tight with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid hot on the Catalan’s tails, the club could consider selling the Canary Islands winger as part of a mass clear out.
Reports from Spain also suggest that if he was ever forced out of the Nou Camp, Pedro would like to play in the Premiership.