Manchester United and Barcelona’s Pedro have agreed personal terms ahead of the winger’s move to Old Trafford, according to Guillem Balague.
Balague reported that both Manchester clubs were fighting to secure the Spaniard’s signature last week and speaking on Sky Sports last night, he insisted Pedro’s move to Man United is imminent.
“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 said.
“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 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.”
After seemingly losing Nicholas Otamendi to Manchester City, cementing this deal was essential.
In an often idle, harmless attacking unit, Pedro’s introduction would bring a reinvigorating spark to a team which has looked blunt up front so far this season.
With 19 major honours, Pedro would be one of United’s most coveted players and signing him would be a real signal of intent from Loui van Gaal this season, alongside the other players he has brought into the club already this summer.