Pedro’s move to Manchester United has surprise backing from former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
The striker, who made a habit of scoring against United in his spell at Anfield, is international team mates with the Barcelona forward, winning the World Cup and European championship together in 2010 and 2012.
Pedro reportedly confirmed he wanted to leave the Nou Camp on Tuesday prior to the European Super Cup, and then went on to score the winner in extra time in a 5-4 victory over Sevilla.
Now with Pedro on the cusp of a move to Old Trafford, Torres has endorsed the 28 year old move to the Premier League, saying he has all the tools to succeed in England.
Torres, back in Spain with Atletico Madrid, said:
“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. You need to be at a club where you are playing a lot of football.”