Man United legend wants Barcelona’s Pedro at Old Trafford if £45.4m Angel Di Maria departs (Video)

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has endorsed the club’s rumoured move for Barcelona forward Pedro particularly should Angel Di Maria completed his mooted move to Paris Saint-Germain.

According to the Metro, the Red Devils have accepted a £45.4 million offer for the Argentine superstar from PSG, and a move appears imminent.

The ex-Real Madrid star had wanted to move to the Parc des Princes last summer, and while financial fair-play sanctions imposed on the French champions prevented that move in 2014, the player looks like getting his wish over the coming weeks [The Guardian].

The winger arrived at Old Trafford on the back of a Champions League-winning campaign with Real, but despite 10 assists in the Premier League, he largely failed to impress at Old Trafford.

He appears set for an exit, and should he go, according to Ferdinand, Pedro would be the ideal replacement.

“If I was in charge of one of the big four clubs,” the ex-centre-back began, speaking in a video posted on his Instagram, as per Mundo Deportivo, “I’d sign him.

“If [Di] Maria leaves, he would be the ideal replacement.

“He’s won trophies, he scores goals and he has experience. He’s a great player.”

Ferdinand’s endorsement comes on the back of comments made by Pedro’s current Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets, who fuelled transfer rumours by admitting that he was aware of his colleague’s unease at his current situation at Barcelona [Mirror].

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The talented wideman has found his options limited at the Nou Camp, following the magnificent performances of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, and his very reasonable £22 million fee release clause has made him an appealing option for various Premier League suitors.

As well as United, Liverpool [Metro] and Chelsea [Express] are both understood to be keen on the World Cup-winning attacker.

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