Liverpool have emerged as the team most interested in capturing Barcelona forward Pedro, and are apparently willing to outbid Arsenal in their quest for the talented wide man, as reported by fichajes.net.
Pedro has spent his entire career at the Camp Nou, but despite performing well regularly last season, he has seen the Catalan club replace him in the summer.
Luis Suarez’s arrival from Liverpool could herald the end of his time in the first team, and as a result, Pedro is willing to look into a move elsewhere.
Arsenal have been consistently interested in his signature, and could move if Lukas Podolski pushes through his expected departure from the Emirates in January.
However, the Gunners now face stiff competition from their Premier League rivals.
While Arsenal are prepared to offer up to €25 million for the player, Liverpool are so keen on his signature, in an attempt to save their stuttering season, that they are willing to pay €31 million.
This could help them secure Pedro.
Arsenal are set to attempt to convince Barcelona winger Pedro into making a move to the Emirates in January, as reported by Spanish outlet fichajes.net.
The Barca forward finds his route back into the first team increasingly impeded, after Luis Suarez made his competitive debut for the Catalan giants in this weekend’s game against Real Madrid.
Pedro could only look on as his side lost El Classico 3-1, and it now seems as though Arsenal are keen on tempting him into making a switch to the Premier League.
The fact that Luis Enrique chose to throw Suarez straight into the side from the start implies that Pedro will find it difficult to displace the former Liverpool man.
The assumed departure of German international Lukas Podolski would also open up a vacancy in Arsenal’s squad for a forward, which would give Pedro the opportunity to establish a permanent first team berth.
Pedro could link up with former Barca teammate Alexis Sanchez in the process.
Barcelona have reportedly put a £25 million price tag on their talented winger Pedro, with Arsenal and Liverpool both thought to be circling around the Spain international, as reported by the Daily Express.
The emergence of Munir El Haddadi has pushed Pedro further down the pecking order at the Nou Camp, and it looks increasingly unlikely that he will be able to establish a permanent berth in Barca’s first team this season.
Pedro has not even had to contend with Luis Suarez, who moved to the Catalan giants this summer from Liverpool for £75 million.
The Uruguayan striker has been banned for the last four months from footballing activity, but is set to return from the ban before the first El Classico this season.
Having been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, Pedro instead chose to stay and fight for his place.
However, having been underused, Pedro is now likely to make the switch, with Barcelona wanting £25 million for the player.