Manchester United are confident they have finally agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign Pedro Rodriguez this summer.
The Telegraph say Ed Woodward was in Barcelona on Monday in order to push through the agreement and the move is expected to go through this week.
If that is indeed the case, then depending on when the deal is made official, Pedro could well be available for Man United’s game against Newcastle United on Saturday.
The delays over United’s pursuit of Pedro were all to do with his €30m release clause and complications over upfront payment requests from Barcelona.
However, everything looks set in motion now and United may well have completed their sixth summer signing by the time they kick-off at Old Trafford against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
Over the years, one big criticism of United has been how slowly, if at all, they have replaced key players who either leave or get sold. Yet, Pedro’s arrival would see the hole left behind by Angel di Maria filled almost immediately and that’d be a major improvement.
Pedro’s style of play could see him slot perfectly into Louis van Gaal‘s philosophy and although in his heart of hearts he’d rather stay in Barcelona, he simply has to move away in order to further his career and Old Trafford looks like it will soon become his new home.