Manchester United look to be closing in on the signing of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona as negotiations have now began after the player handed in a transfer request.
The 27-year-old emerged as a target for Man United last week and his potential move to Old Trafford has accelerated very quickly to the point where it is being reported he has asked to leave Barcelona.
Barcelona have made it very clear they don’t want to sell any players but with a €30m release clause, Pedro is available to anyone willing to pay the right price and by the looks of it, that could be united.
In Spain, there has been a lot of coverage over Pedro’s future and all of it points towards an exit from Barcelona.
Marca are reporting that Man United have now opened negotiations with Barcelona over Pedro and say he has handed in a transfer request, which the Spanish side want from any player who wishes to leave as they don’t want to sell.
Mundo Deportivo say both Pedro and Adriano have told their team-mates that they want to leave Barcelona this summer.
Elsewhere, Cadena Cope say they’ve been in touch with Pedro’s representatives who confirm he wants to leave Barcelona.
United are set to face Barcelona on Saturday amid all of these Pedro reports and that will only help to increase the speculation surrounding his future.
With Angel di Maria potentially leaving United for PSG this summer, Pedro could well end up being a direct replacement for the Argentinian in Louis van Gaal‘s team.