The winger’s Premier League move edges closer
According to the Daily Express, FC Barcelona’s Pedro has agreed personal terms ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.
The Spanish international looks to be on his way to Old Trafford, after United reportedly had an approximate £22 million enquiry accepted for the attacker.
Louis van Gaal is currently lacking goals and creativity in his squad, as the Red Devils have only scored two goals in their opening two games.
Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are the only recognised centre forwards, which shows just how important Pedro could be to United.
The club’s chief executive Ed Woodward was at the Camp Nou last night, as he watched Pedro start for Barcelona during their 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao in Spanish Super Cup second leg.
However, Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague claims that Woodward was also there to discuss the deal with the club’s representatives.
‘They are very close.’
When live on Sky Sports, Balague said: “Ed Woodward, the Manchester United chief executive, has been in Barcelona today, speaking to the club and the word is that a deal will be done this week one way or another.”
He also added: “I understand a deal between the player and United is already in place and all that is left is for United to put the €30m (£21.3m) on the table. They are just negotiating how they are going to pay it, with installments or an amount up-front.”
“They are very close. I’m not sure whether Barcelona will try one last time with Pedro and say ‘don’t go’, but it seems his mind is already made up,” admitted the Spaniard.
United will also be hoping to add a new centre back to their side before the transfer window slams shut. Their original target Sergio Ramos has recently signed a new five-year deal at Real Madrid.