Barcelona forward Pedro has admitted that Manchester United is an option for him amid ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
Pedro is unhappy at Barcelona but scored the winner for the Spanish side in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.
Prior to the game, Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez revealed that Pedro had asked to leave the club.
The player himself denied this and said that he just wants more playing time.
When asked if he wants to leave Barcelona, Pedro said: ”The answer is no, but it’s complicated for many things. It’s not for money, as has been said – which is another lack of respect. It’s a question of continuity, of minutes. I’m an ambitious player. Stay or go, I will always be of this team.
“Robert has made some very unfortunate declarations. I’ve crossed two words with him and he doesn’t know what I’ve been through at the club to talk like that of me. I know who I am and I will always be of Barca. Such people shouldn’t speak in this way. I’ve not said what Robert’s said, or at least not how I said it.”
Pedro also refused to rule out a move to Man United.
He said: “I’m calm, happy and I will always continue giving everything if I continue at this club. Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I’m here and I’m happy. And if I go I will go with my head held high having always given everything. These fans and this club are incredible.”
Pedro is a fantastic talent who would walk into any other side in the world. Unfortunately for him, he has been incredibly unlucky to find himself competing with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
While it is sad to see him unhappy at a club he clearly loves, United can offer him the starring role he craves. The hope is that a transfer is wrapped up sooner rather than later.