Liverpool could be tempted into a bidding war for Barcelona forward Pedro, who is reportedly set to quit the club on the cheap this summer. And with a number of Premier League sides eyeing up a move, the Reds will have to move swiftly if we want to take advantage of his supposed £7m price-tag.
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According to The Telegraph, the 27-year-old has already been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as Liverpool, who are on the lookout for fresh options in the attacking third.
Having found himself behind the formidable trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Camp Nou pecking order it’s understandable that he might wish to move on. However, this is in truth, a very tabloid-esque report from a usually reliable source.
Despite having just 12 months left to run on his contact, it seems impossible to believe that he’d be allowed to leave for such a reduced amount – let’s not forget that he’s previously been linked with moves worth closer to £20m (via the Daily Express).
The Telegraph itself admits that Barcelona have publicly expressed their desire to keep the player, although they use the article to question the sincerity of the Catalans loyalty.
Pedro has played 315 games for Barcelona since emerging from their academy in 2007. He’s scored 98 goals in all competitions and earned 50 caps for Spain.