Pedro demands Barcelona future talks

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Pedro has given Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City encouragement after demanding talks over his Barcelona future, reports talkSPORT.

New Barcelona Luis Enrique has already told the club to secure the future of Pedro, but the club are yet to decide whether or not to cash in on the 26-year-old after an up-and-down season under Gerardo Martino.

Barcelona are keen to kickstart a new era at the Nou Camp and are looking to offload several stars. With Cesc Fabregas already out the exit door, Pedro could soon follow.

The Spanish international is demanding talks with Barcelona officials regarding his future in Catalonia. He is prepared to leave if he doesn't like what he hears.


The Premier League looks the most likely destination should Pedro depart Barcelona with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all keen to take him off their hands.

Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal are both monitoring Pedro's situation, but are also interested in his teammate Alexis Sanchez, who fills a similar role within the Barcelona team.

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As Neymar and Lionel Messi are guaranteed starters for Barcelona and Gerard Deulofeu is set to return from his loan spell at Everton, it is likely one is likely to go.

Any bid from Anfield or Old Trafford is likely to be closely followed by Manuel Pellegrini, who still has a big transfer budget despite Manchester City's Financial Fair Play woes.


Pedro was heavily involved with Barcelona's first team last season, appearing in 54 of their 59 matches and scored 15 goals in the league but, curiously, and similar to Fabregas, came under fire from the Nou Camp crowd.

Pinned as a scapegoat for Barcelona's struggles, Pedro could see his role within the team dramatically diminish next season, especially if Marco Reus joins from Borussia Dortmund.


Liverpool have the edge in the race for the player as they can offer Champions League football, unlike Manchester United, and promises regarding first team involvement, unlike Manchester City.

They also could find themselves getting Pedro as part of a deal that would see Luis Suarez go the other way. Although Liverpool fans want to keep the Uruguayan international, it is believed he is keen to cut out a career for himself in Spain and signing Pedro would go a long way to replacing his 31 goals.


Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed that both Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal had placed Pedro as an ideal summer signing. Despite having no experience in the Premier League, both managers reportedly see the player's style as a perfect supplement to their current systems.

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