Barcelona confirm Pedro has asked to leave the club

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Barcelona sporting director Roberto Fernandez has confirmed that Manchester United target Pedro has asked to leave the Camp Nou.

Pedro was expected to start for Barcelona this evening, against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, but was named amongst the substitutes by head coach Luis Enrique.

Shortly after the team news leaked, Fernandez confirmed the Spanish World Cup winner has asked to leave Barcelona.


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"Pedro asked us for the transfer,” Fernandez was quoted as saying by Goal, before adding: “We are not going to accept less than €30 million [his buyout clause] for him, it’s not negotiable.”

Manchester United are reportedly keen to pay slightly less than the €30 million Barcelona are asking for - although the Red Devils are expected to stump up the cash as the clock ticks down to the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Club Brugge next week.

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Pedro is perfect for Van Gaal

Pedro has decided to leave Barcelona in order to play regular first-team football - as a starter - following a frustrating 2014-15 campaign at the Camp Nou.

Although the 28-year-old finished the season with three more winners’ medals to add to his extensive collection, he made just 15 La Liga starts for the Catalan giants last term.

Pedro has been offered the chance to become Manchester United’s first-choice right-sided forward by Louis van Gaal and could be handed the number nine shirt, vacated by Radamel Falcao, on his arrival.

An intelligent player who works hard and can carry out complex tactical instructions, Pedro would appear to be the ideal addition to Van Gaal’s forward line.

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