Speculations surrounding Pedro Rodriguez has been the talk of this summer’s transfer window.
The first player in history to score in six different official club competitions in one season, Pedro is now on the threshold of deciding where his future lies beyond this summer.
At only 28 years he has won every major titles be it in club football or achievements with the Spanish national team. A trophy cabinet with five La Liga and three Champions League, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2010 apart from other accolades.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
We look at five possible options that could be feasible in terms of the Spanish star’s career.
SHOWDOWN TALKS WITH ENRIQUE
Pedro needs to have a talk with manager Luis Enrique about in what prospect he features in Enrique’s plans at Barcelona.
With the likes of Neymar, Suarez and Messi preferred ahead of him, Pedro has to be clear what will be his designated role if he stays at the Catalan club.
Enrique admitted he doesn’t want to lose Pedro but will not stand in his way if he decides to leave
The Premier League has been the preferred choice of stars in recent years and Pedro is no exception.
Manchester City have attracted the most talented players in world football in recent years and could jump the queue to make the transfer a reality.
He will have compatriots David Silva and Jesus Navas for company at Etihad Stadium and would settle at Manchester with ease.
Mirror reports Kevin de Bruyne valuation is a major block in terms of a transfer and manager Manuel Pellegrini might opt to go for Pedro as we enter the final weeks of the transfer window.
Manchester United need Pedro. That is the word from The Red Devils camp, according to Goal.com.
Under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, United have begun the 2015-16 campaign on a high registering two back-to-back wins in the Premier League and acquiring the services of Pedro would add more attacking options in an already star-studded line-up at Old Trafford.
United have spent nearly £80million this summer on transfers and Pedro deal will take that beyond the £100million mark.But they will have competition from rivals Manchester City, as per theDaily Telegraph.
Transfers between Barcelona and Chelsea is not something new to football fans across the globe.Players like Deco, Juliano Belletti and Eidur Gudjohnson in past years while Cesc Fabregas made the switch from the Catalan giants to The Blues last summer.
Chelsea have been surprisingly quiet during the transfer window with manager Jose Mourinho preferring to stick to his old squad as the recipe for success.
The Blues will be defending their domestic triumph as well targeting European glory. Pedro might be the missing piece of the jigsaw that could win trophies for Chelsea season after season.
According to talkSPORT, Chelsea have entered the race for Pedro and could lure him to Stamford Bridge if they can guarantee him first-team action.
STAY AT BARCA
The 28-year-old is a youth product of La Masia at Barcelona and would no doubt love to stay with the Catalan giants provided the club assures him more playing time rather than a back-up option to Neymar or Luis Suarez.
Barcelona would win further trophies in future with the abundance of talent they have in their roster but Pedro has declared that he wants to play more which has been hard to come by at Barcelona.
However, Dani Alves has advised the Spanish ace to follow his heart and decide if he wants to remain with them or move to pastures new, as reported by the Express.
A transfer saga set to go on till the late hours of the transfer window but adding Pedro to any squad would make that team title contenders.
His positioning, ability to read the game, excellent technique would add depth and dynamics to any club he represents.
Have your say. Where do You see Pedro from 2015-16 ? Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea.