Barcelona attacker Pedro has told family that he expects to sign for Manchester United before the close of the transfer window.
That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who carry quotes from Jaime Lorenzo, the president of Raqui San Isidro, Pedro’s first professional team in Spain.
Lorenzo believes Pedro has already told family he’s off to Manchester United, with the 28-year-old heavily linked to the Premier League club.
“The player was here working at a soccer school a few weeks back and his friends already know he is going,” Lorenzo said to Cadena Ser as reported by MEN.
“And the other day I saw Pedro’s mum in a furniture shop and she told me that he is going to England. I believe it’s a good challenge for him and it means he will get more playing time.”
That is believed to be the key motivating factor behind a move away from Barcelona for the 28-year-old.
Since the arrival of Neymar from Santos, Pedro has been primarily used as a substitute as Luis Enrique goes with Neymar on the left - Pedro’s preferred position - Luis Suarez through the middle and Leo Messi on the right.
The World Cup winning forward would stand a better chance of a regular starting place at Manchester United, especially considering news out of France today that Angel Di Maria is in Doha for a medical ahead of his move away from Old Trafford.
The Argentinian is expected to complete his £45m move to PSG later this week.
What do you think Manchester United fans - is Pedro a good signing for your club?