United are poised to sign Barcelona winger Pedro according to the latest reports, with the Reds willing to trigger a release clause which could make the signing happen over the next few days.
The Spanish international was thought to be a target for Brendan Rodgers who was keen to add to his attacking options following his pursuit of Christian Benteke.
Pedro is believed to favour a move to Old Trafford – with Champions League football one offer Rodgers cannot match.
The Guardian notes:
Louis van Gaal is hopeful of buying Pedro from Barcelona to increase Manchester United’s attacking options, with the manager poised to trigger the forward’s release clause of £22m.
Robin van Persie has departed United for Fenerbahce to leave Van Gaal with Wayne Rooney as his only recognised frontline central striker. The Dutchman wants to play 4-3-3 and Pedro’s versatility in being able to operate across the frontline is attractive.
The only problem for United is Chelsea’s alleged interest but even that may not be a problem as Pedro is reportedly set on a move to Old Trafford.
A multi trophy winning Spanish international at United sounds an attractive proposition, let’s just see if Van Gaal and Ed Woodward can make the deal happen.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/17/manchester-united-pedro-22m-barcelona-release-clause
Liverpool seems to be loading up with strikers; don’t know why they’d be pursuing another one.