Manchester United appear even closer to reaching a deal for Barcelona winger Pedro, as the Spanish star has requested to leave the club.
He was left out of Barcelona’s Super Cup starting XI to face Sevilla tonight, even with Neymar sitting out after contracting the mumps.
Barcelona director Robert Fernandez has confirmed that the 28-year-old winger has filed a transfer request, and could have played his last game for the Catalan giants.
However, he did stress that Pedro would not be allowed to leave for less than his £21.2m release clause.
“The coach and myself and the president want him to stay. He is a player who brings a lot of things, but it has to be him to decide. Pedro has told me he wants to go,” Fernandez is quoted as saying by The Metro
“The clause Pedro is not negotiable, but it may be his last game,” he added.
Pedro would instantly upgrade the United scoring attack, as he was able to score 11 goals despite making just 15 starts in the 2014-15 La Liga season.
The World Cup winner has come up with at least 10 goals in each of his last six seasons, and he offers the ability to play both up front and out wide.
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