Pedro could make his final appearance for Barcelona this evening, in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla, as Manchester United attempt to get the deal done before next Tuesday’s Champions League play-off first leg against Club Brugge.
However, Barcelona may opt to keep Pedro until both legs of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao are played after Neymar was ruled out for two weeks with mumps.
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Alves, who himself was linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this summer, admits he would prefer Pedro to remain at the Camp Nou - but will accept the 28-year-old’s decision if he opts to leave the reigning European champions.
"Ultimately the decisions don't come to me, they are for other people,” Alves was quoted as saying by ESPN. "The more people interfere, the harder the decision is. Of course if I had to make the decision it would be for him to stay here for many more years.
"It's down to him and his heart but if he stays we'll be delighted, if not we'll respect his decision.
"If you feel you're not wanted at a club you have to go. Let's hope he doesn't make that decision."
Pedro will be a shrewd signing
Pedro has decided to leave Barcelona, despite signing a contract extension earlier this summer, in order to boost his chances of making the Spain squad for Euro 2016.
The versatile forward, who will be handed the chance to cement himself as the first-choice right-sided winger at Old Trafford, knows his game time will be limited at the Camp Nou this season due to the magnificent exploits of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar last season.
Underrated by many, Pedro will be a shrewd signing for the Red Devils and should ease the goalscoring burden on the club’s main striker Wayne Rooney.
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