Manchester United are closing in on a deal to sign Barcelona winger Pedro and could field the Spanish international in their side to play Tottenham Hotspur next weekend, according to trusted journalist Sam Pilger.
The Daily Express reported earlier this week that the £22m wide-man was on his way to Old Trafford after quotes from a club insider, in what looks a smart move for the Red Devils to replace Angel Di Maria as he looks increasingly likely to be joining Paris Saint-Germain, according to BBC Sport.
Pilger, who works for publications such as FourFourTwo and The Times Magazine, claims to have some information on the 27-year-old’s situation, tweeting that there is ‘increasing optimism’ that Pedro could be a United player in time for the start of the Premier League season next weekend.
There’s increasing optimism Pedro will sign from Barcelona as early as this week and play in opening game against Spurs on Saturday #mufc
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) August 2, 2015
United play Tottenham in their first game of the new season, and the inclusion of a player like Pedro would give them a big boost as they hope to get off to a winning start to kick off what they hope will be a successful season of challenging for the title.
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Pedro has won a whole host of major honours in a tremendously successful career at the Nou Camp, and his experience in competitions like La Liga, the Champions League and the World Cup could give the team that winning mentatlity it needs to close the gap on champions Chelsea.