Manchester United have been linked with FC Barcelona forward Pedro and are reportedly close to agreeing a £22.8m deal to bring him to Old Trafford.
The Barcelona player is currently frustrated with a lack of regular game time and reports suggest Louis van Gaal wants to bring him in as a direct replacement for Angel di Maria, who is closing in on a move to Paris St Germain.
As Angel di Maria looking to complete a move to PSG it could be the perfect timing to sign the 27-year-old.
With that in mind, we asked fans on followers on Twitter if they’d be happy with Pedro replacing Di Maria in the squad.
— Louis Gibson (@Gibzen) July 27, 2015
— Gob Bluth imitando uma galinha (@LLSDDaniel) July 27, 2015
— Ryan Witcher (@rywitcher) July 27, 2015
@UnitedPeoplesTV if what Van Gaal is looking for is a direct goal scoring winger then he is perfect. Can play anywhere going foward
— Darrell (@bickley_darrell) July 27, 2015
— Mugisa Daniel Miles Adyeeri (@MugisaDan) July 27, 2015
@UnitedPeoplesTV if van gaal can do it the way guardiola did (like when pedro benched thierry henry), that would be great.
— bayu wicak (@bayuwicak14) July 27, 2015
— Sarah Horrocks (@mercurialblonde) July 27, 2015
Di Maria performed poorly last season and fans think he should be given the opportunity to show what he’s made of, but the Argentina midfielder has not joined United on their pre-season tour of America and Van Gaal has admitted he doesn’t know why.
By all accounts, it looks like Di Maria does not want to be at United and is pushing for a move.
If he is set to go, Pedro could potentially be a great replacement. He’s versatile, quick and is used to the possession based style of play which United are now using under Van Gaal.
Plus, the Spanish link-up between Mata, Herrera and Pedro could be deadly.
We want to know your view: would Pedro be a good replacement if Di Maria was to leave this summer?