Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu: Manchester United yet to bid for Pedro

by Ben Topliss

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has insisted that Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Pedro despite strong reports to the contrary.

The Spanish forward has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks and various reports on Wednesday suggested that Barcelona and Man United were in ‘advanced talks’ over a deal.

Barcelona played in the Gamper Trophy on Wednesday night and Pedro looked resigned and downbeat following the game, which only served to intensify the speculation.

However, Bartomeu rubbished the rumours and instead insisted there had been no offers from United or any club.


“Pedro’s last game? Not as far as I know. We didn’t get any offer and the coach counts on him, he’s a key player,” he said.

Bartomeu’s comments will come as a shock to United fans but it is unlikely that a club official would commit one way or the other when it comes to a potential transfer.

If he did, Barcelona’s bargaining power would be significantly reduced. It is safe to say that Pedro will be a United player soon, hopefully in time for the Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

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