Man United are reportedly edging closer to the signing of Barcelona winger Pedro after it was claimed that he has agreed to personal terms.
According to Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, the Spanish international has made his mind up on a move Old Trafford, in turn snubbing rivals Man City who had been interested too.
The 28-year-old has agreed terms on a deal with Louis Van Gaal’s men, but the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement on the transfer fee as Barcelona will not budge from the £21.2m release clause fee.
Balague revealed that United chief Ed Woodward had been in Barcelona on Monday to tie up the deal, with the two parties discussing how the fee would be paid, either in full or in instalments.
Pedro has insisted throughout all the speculation that he has never asked the club to allow him to leave, although he has conceded that it will be difficult for him moving forward.
Following the arrival of Luis Suarez last year, and then the signing of Arda Turan last month, his first-team opportunities are certainly limited at Camp Nou.
As a result, despite featuring in all three games this season so far, it is believed that he is eager to start a new challenge and be a central part of Van Gaal’s plans in Manchester.