Chelsea and Liverpool both have a vested interest in Pedro, but not a lot of spending money. Will the Barcelona star play in Anfield next year?
Liverpool have moved into the lead for Barcelona superstar Pedro, edging out rival Chelsea in the bidding war for the versatile Spaniard.
According to talkSPORT, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers intends to use some of the profits from the club’s recent £49 million sale of Raheem Sterling to fund a bid for the La Liga forward/winger. The 27-year-old Pedro Ledesma, or “Pedro” for short, is seen as a direct replacement for the departed Sterling, who also played as both a forward and a winger to great effect during his time in Anfield. The buy-out clause in Pedro’s contract is estimated at £21 million.
Pedro has played his entire senior career for Barcelona, winning five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, three Copa del Ray titles and four Supercopa de Espana titles since his debut in the 2007-08 season. Pedro has recorded double-digit total goals in each of his last six seasons and owns 16 career goals representing Spain’s international team.