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Could Man United Snatch Pedro Away From Chelsea?

pedro1The Mirror is reporting that Manchester United are plotting a £22 million swoop for Barcelona forward Pedro to boost Louis van Gaal’s attacking options.

Van Gaal has allowed Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave United this summer, leaving his only striking options Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James Wilson.

Hernandez, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, spent last season on loan at Real Madrid and may yet be sold, while Wilson may be allowed out on loan.

That could leave a huge void in terms of Van Gaal’s forward options, despite the United boss having decided to play 4-3-3 next season, a formation requiring only one striker.

Van Gaal has turned his attention to Barca and Spain forward Pedro, who has a £22m buyout clause in his contract and is considering his future at the Nou Camp.

Pedro wants to be playing regular football ahead of the European Championships next summer and a move to United is likely to give him more game time. The 27-year-old scored the opener in Barca’s emphatic 3-1 Champions League final win over United at Wembley in 2011.

Although United are relaxed about adding another striker, with new signing Memphis Depay able to play in a central attacking role as well as out wide, they are exploring potential options.

Chelsea and Jose Mourinho have been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea recently, so it will be interesting to see if one the two sides expected to battle it out for the Premier League title next season, can land an early physiological blow by signing a player that the other wanted.

Do you think that Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford would suit Pedro better next season?

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  • Abiodun Asubiojo July 18, 2015, 12:53 am

    It is highly questionable If Lvg cannot get the best out of a world class talent like dimaria.how will he get a player like pedro running?his man-management skills is zero..even if ronaldo plays for him,he wont be able to get the best from him..mark my words,man utd will need a new coach @ the end of the season..the present coach is a dipper..i will recommend jurgen klopp..

  • Sidney July 18, 2015, 12:09 am

    Please ed wooward get us pedro at all cost. He wouldn’t want to reject if you give him a better wage offer than that of chelsea. He is just going to be nothing but a substitute at chelsea

  • ayanfe segun July 17, 2015, 11:31 pm

    it is good to see pedro at chelsea bcs it will work 4 him in d live of eden,costal,fabregas,wilaim does 4 guy are reald to work 4 him without stress like wen he move to man united,were we only hv rooney nd depay those two man at d front will not make things will 4 him.let wait nd see d decision of this young man nd how is physic ability will still lead him in d peach

  • Dominic Ikechukwu July 17, 2015, 11:13 pm

    my opinion is that Pedro is not needed in Stanford bribge


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