With Di Maria inching closer to a move to PSG, it was reported that Louis Van Gaal is keen on signing Pedro from Barcelona this summer in order to strengthen his squad.
We Don’t Foresee Any Departures From The Team
While Pedro had earlier confirmed that he is not happy with his situation at Barcelona, president Bartomeu revealed that no official offer has been made for the player despite the reported interest from Manchester United.
“We don’t foresee any departures from the team. I’ve read many things about a Pedro departure, but no one has officially addressed our club. Our squad is complete.”
According to Bartomeu, the club has conducted its business for the transfer season with no new singings expected this summer.
“The team is what it is. It has been put together. We have the team that our coach wanted — it’s done and completed.a
Pedroa s Release Clause Will Have To Be Activated
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Pedro after Van Gaal revealed his desire to sign a creative player by claiming that Ashley Young was a no Neymara .
a You can expect things from Ashley Young. He had a fantastic season. But he is not a Neymar and we have to compete with that kind of class.a
Luis Enrique earlier claimed that if a club wanted to sign Pedro from Barcelona then they would have to meet his release clause. Pedro’s release clause is rumoured to be valued at A?22m, and it seems that Manchester United will have to activate this clause if they are to be successful in their pursuit of the Spanish international.
With the player keen to leave Camp Nou, where he has been relegated to the bench due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, it seems that it is a only a matter of time before Pedro completes his move to Manchester United should Van Gaal be persistent in his pursuit.