City to move for want-away Spanish international, if they can’t sign their first target
Manchester City are considering whether to sign Barcelona wide midfielder, Pedro, if they miss out on the signing of Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been left frustrated in his attempt to sign top target, Kevin De Bruyne, after struggling to agree a fee with Wolfsburg.
Reports in the German media suggest the Bundesliga outfit are holding out for around £50m to part with the Belgian international, who they signed from Chelsea.
However, De Bruyne will not force through a move back to English shores, according to his agent Patrick De Koster – with the Wolves set to return to Europe’s top table, in the Champions League, following a fruitful season, winning the domestic cup, and finishing league runners-up to Bayern Munich.
‘There is no way we would do something like that,’ said De Koster.
‘We have a good relationship with Wolfsburg and a transfer request is not something that happens in Germany. At this stage we have not received a call to say that any bid has been accepted and until we do, Kevin will stay where he is.’
PEDRO IS NOW A PROPOSED CITY TARGET:
With this in mind, City are to switch their immediate attention to Barcelona forward Pedro, in an attempt to bolster their attacking options
The 22-year-old has revealed his desire to leave the Nou Camp this summer – having slipped down the pecking order, behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
And the Citizens are willing to go toe-to-toe with the cross-city rivals, with Manchester United in pole position to sign Pedro, continuing their summer spending spree at Old Trafford in the process.
United remain the player’s preferred destination, should he depart Barcelona this summer.