With Pedro being removed from Barcelona’s Super Cup match, it could be a sign he’s on his way out already.
Barcelona star Pedro has been one of the biggest targets for Man United this summer, and the Red Devils may have received a sign that he’ll be joining them.
Just ahead of Barcelona’s match against Sevilla for the UEFA Super Cup, the La Liga and Champions League champs released their starting XI that had one notable absence: Pedro.
XI del Barça: 1 Ter Stegen 3 Piqué 4 Rakitic 5 Sergio 6 Dani Alves 8 Iniesta 9 Suárez 10 Messi 12 Rafinha 14 Mascherano 24 Mathieu #FCBlive
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_cat) August 11, 2015
Man United have been keen on landing the Barcelona veteran, but club management on both sides have refused to budge from their positions on his transfer price.
“Pedro asked us for the transfer,” said Barcelona exec Robert Fernandez. “We are not going to accept less than €30m for him, it’s not negotiable.”
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.