Barcelona forward Pedro is widely believed to be close to securing a move to Manchester United after growing unhappy at being on the sidelines at the Camp Nou. Despite being a fringe player at Barcelona, Pedro has helped the club win the UEFA Super Cup by scoring in the final against Sevilla.
Luis Enrique does not seem to have the 28-year-old in his plans and Barcelona are ready to sell him even though they are aware of the transfer embargo currently surrounding the club. The Catalan club will be at under strength significantly if Pedro leaves at this junction.
United are seen as the next destination for the Spaniard, as Louis van Gaal has shown tremendous interest in the player. He will be the much anticipated replacement for Robin van Persie in the team. Even though he is predominantly a winger, Pedro is also capable of playing as the striker when called upon. This versatility could be a major factor in United’s interest. Van Gaal is a manager who likes to make changes to the playing style and formation depending upon the opposition. Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes that Pedro will be a good fit at United. Pedro is likely to be playing alongside his international teammate, Juan Mata.
“He is a good friend, and if he decides that England is the next step in his career, I am sure he will do very well there. He has all the ability you would expect from a player who has been at Barcelona for so many years, but also he has a great work ethic.He works hard, he will help defend, he won’t be bullied, he has everything to succeed in the Premier League. I think he will find it very hard to leave Barcelona, but I understand as much as anybody how important it is to be playing regularly — especially once you reach a certain age,” said Torres.