Arsenal On The VERGE Of Signing Two Times UCL WINNER In £27m Deal

Spain and Barcelona winger Pedro’s plight is a curious one. He is a World Cup and European Championship winner . He has three Champions League winner medals and is a multiple time league and cup winner with perhaps the best club team in history. At 27, he is probably on the brink of the best years of his career. Despite all these achievements, it is a travesty that he can get nowhere near the Barcelona first team.

Having made his debut in 2007, Pedro has scored 98 goals in 318 appearances for the Catalan giants. However , since the arrival of Luis Suarez last summer , the versatile forward has mostly found himself relegated to the bench. While the trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar plundered goals for fun all season and guided Barca to the treble , Pedro watched on from the sidelines in frustration , contributing just six goals in the league.

He was widely tipped to depart this summer amid interest from several premier league clubs. However , in an unexpected turn of events , he signed an extension with the Blaugrana in early June. However, with reports from several outlets in Spain now claiming that Barcelona are open to offers for the 27-year-old, it seems likely that the extension was just a ploy to increase the player’s value.

Arsenal’s interest in the Spaniard has been mooted in some quarters and Pedro’s agent is allegedly in talks with the Gunners over a potential £27million summer move.

The player himself has further fuelled rumours linking him with a move away by claiming that it’s ‘obvious’ that he is in a ‘delicate situation’ at the Nou Camp.

He has reportedly stated that he will make a decision on his future over the pre season after analyzing where he stood he in the pecking order, especially after the signing of Arda Turan from Atletico.

With Liverpool , who have been long term admirers of the player, also in the market for a wide forward , Arsenal fans will be hoping that their club can lure the world class forward to Emirates.