Manchester City enter race for Barcelona forward Pedro

Manchester City enter race for Barcelona forward Pedro

Manchester City have entered the race to sign Barcelona’s Pedro, according to Marca.

Manchester United had been strongly linked with a move for the Spaniard as Louis van Gaal is keen to to find a replacement for Angel Di Maria, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of £44.3m earlier this summer.

Pedro, who struggled for game time under Luis Enrique last season, has now asked for a transfer away from Barcelona and the wheels are in motion for his exit.

While United have been linked with Pedro for the last few weeks, Marca say City are hopeful of luring the winger to the blue half of Manchester.

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After Man United surreptitiously stole Radamel Falcao from under City’s nose last summer, could a deal for Pedro end up being the same thing in reverse?

Truthfully, adding some attacking spark is something City would benefit from, especially since the exploits of their wingers last season failed to churn out any success. 

However, United are surely considered frontrunners for Pedro having led the pursuit of him this summer and with a release clause of €30m, Ed Woodward knows exactly how much he is definitely available for.

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