Sergio Busquets admits Pedro deserves to play more for Barcelona

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Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has issued his backing for teammate Pedro Rodriguez, insisting that the winger hasn’t had the game-time he deserves at the Nou Camp.

The Spain international has been hotly linked with a move to Manchester United of late, with some sources having purported that last night’s UEFA Super Cup fixture against Sevilla might well be his last game ever in a Barca shirt. Quite fittingly he scored the winning goal after coming on as a sub.

Ongoing saga

Post-match Pedro revealed that he wasn’t keen to leave the only club he has ever played for professionally, and yet rumours persist in speculating that he is destined for Old Trafford.


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Cue the 28-year-old’s teammates getting involved. More specifically Busquets, who has been with Pedro ever since the two were youngsters in La Masia.

According to ESPN he’s wished the winger the best of luck, hinting that he’d be right to leave as he hasn’t had the right amount of game-time.

Busquets on Pedro

"I wish him the best here, or wherever he goes," Busquets said.

"He has not had all the playing time that he wanted, and that I believe he deserved."

Of course there is an argument to be had that Barca have only ever left Pedro out of the squad when there have been better alternatives available.

As good as the Spain international is he’s up against the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar at the moment, with that illustrious trio having notched over 100 goals between them comfortably last campaign.

Move on?

As a result a new start and the chance to become a lynchpin in Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side might be what’s best for his career, particularly as Angel Di Maria’s exit has left a big space to be filled by a reputable name.

Now all that remains to be seen is whether or not United and Barca can agree in negotiations. If they can there appears to be very little standing in the way of this deal being done.

United fans, do you think Pedro will join you this summer? Let us know what you think of him as a player in the comments box below.

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