Report: Barcelona striker Pedro agrees switch to Man United

BY foxsports • August 18, 2015

Pedro has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United as his £21.2million transfer from Barcelona draws ever closer.

The 28-year-old Spain international has been linked with United all summer and is believed to have made his mind up over a move to Old Trafford, despite late competition from rivals Manchester City.

Pedro is still waiting for the clubs to agree on a transfer fee, but with United chief executive Ed Woodward currently out in Catalonia negotiating the deal, it is expected an agreement will be finalized soon.

Barcelona are determined not to budge from the £21.2m release clause that is written into the player's contract and Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told Revista de La Liga: "Ed Woodward, the Manchester United chief executive, has been in Barcelona today, speaking to the club and the word is that a deal will be done this week one way or another.

"I understand a deal between the player and United is already in place and all that is left is for United to put the 30m euros on the table. They are just negotiating how they are going to pay it, with installments or an amount up-front.

"They are very close. I'm not sure whether Barcelona will try one last time with Pedro and say "don't go", but it seems his mind is already made up."

Pedro has featured in Barcelona's three most recent games in the UEFA Super Cup and the two-legged Spanish Super Cup, which the Catalonians lost to Athletic Bilbao.

But they beat Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to clinch the UEFA Super Cup on August 11.



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