Arsenal & Liverpool considering January move for Pedro

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Arsenal and Liverpool have been alerted to the availability of Barcelona star Pedro, who could finally be ready to force a move away from the Nou Camp, reports The Express.

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Citing reports in Spain, The Express say that Pedro has grown disillusioned with life at Barcelona. The forward has seen his place in the team usurped by Neymar and it now looks like he will have to compete with emerging youngster Munir El Haddadi.

Having come through the famed La Masia academy, the 27-year-old has spent the duration of his career with Barcelona. He has, at times, proved to be a vital player, scoring 48 La Liga goals and providing 28 assists.

However, under Luis Enrique, it appears Pedro's position in the squad has fallen to role of squad player and, as a result, he is ready to listen to offers.

Premier League interest

The news would have alerted both Arsenal and Liverpool, who according to the same report, have both approached Pedro in the past. At that time, Pedro told Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers that he did not want to leave. Now things have changed.

Squad depth

Arsenal would find it hard to slot Pedro into their team at the moment. Currently Wenger is being forced to juggle Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and will soon be able to count of Theo Walcott again.

With such an embarrassment of riches, it may be too late for Pedro to move to the Gunners.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have significantly less proven talent to play on the wings after both Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling were moved to central positions to cover for the loss of Luis Suarez.

Having won everything on offer at Barcelona, Pedro would come with plenty of experience and could prove a valuable asset for Liverpool.

Transfer ban

One potential problem for any club trying to sign a Barcelona player is the fact that the La Liga club can not buy players for the next two windows, meaning they will be determined to keep their current crop together until nearer January 2016.

Whether they will have to sell to keep the books balanced is unknown, but with no players coming in to the Nou Camp, there is likely to be few players going out of it in the coming winter and summer transfer windows.

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