Arsenal of England have recently suffered a huge setback in their bid to sign out-of-favour Barcelona striker, Pedro.
In the wake of the arrivals of super-stars Luis Suarez and Neymar, brought in to partner Messi in what is unarguably the World’s most deadly attack combination, the player is reportedly unhappy to have fallen down the pecking order. Having being restricted to cameo appearances all through last term, reports state the Spaniard indeed wants out, and has since opened up to talks over a possible transfer.
The 27 year-old, known for his pace and eye for goal, scored 6 times in over 30 appearances last season. The player, who plies his trade as a winger but can also feature as a point-striker, is currently valued at around £15 million. To Arsene Wenger, a price under £20 million for a player of Pedro’s quality would certainly be a relatively inexpensive acquisition for Arsenal, compared to other targets, Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze and Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain, who costs €60 million.
After several weeks of intense speculations, it appeared that the player was set to bid his Barcelona teammates goodbye. However, having recently spoken about his future with the club’s hierarchy, the player has reneged on his earlier decision and would instead stay and fight for his place in the team.