Manchester United boss is looking to trigger Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez’s £22 million release clause and bolster the Red Devils’ attack according to Telegraph and Guardian.
Pedro has been out of favour at Camp Nou ever since the signing of Luis Suarez last season. The likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar made him a squad player for the European champions.
Manchester United have lost Dutch star striker Robin Van Persie to Fenerbahce and Javier Hernandez is injured and is not favoured by the manager.
Pedro’s versatility, work rate and finishing ability makes him an ideal player for Louis Van Gaal’s favoured formation 4-3-3.
The pacey winger,, who is 27-year-old, signed a new deal last month but amid interest from various clubs for the player his exit clause has been reduced from £109m to £22m, an indicator that Pedro would consider moving but Barca manager Luis Enrique wants to retain the player.
Premier League rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all are interested in the Spanish World Cup winner and Van Gaal wants to make the deal go through as soon as possible.
Pedro has won every possible trophy for both his club and country and will add much experience and add much sharpness in attack to Van Gaal’s squad.
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria is looking to be off to PSG in next few weeks and Pedro would be a great replacement for the Argentine.
With the signature of Pedro, Van Gaal can play the Red Devils in his favoured 4-3-3 formation with Pedro and Depay in the wings and Rooney through the middle. Pedro is well accustomed to 4-3-3 formation as well as he used to play in the formation for Barcelona.
Manchester United have been active in the transfer window with 4 major signings in the form of Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian and Pedro can be the next part of the major overhaul at the “Theatre of Dreams”.