Marca are claiming that the English outfits are both interested in bringing Spain international Pedro to the Premier League.
The flying winger has been in and out of the Camp Nou outfit’s starting XI this term, getting the nod in nine of the Blaugrana’s 15 La Liga games, scoring seven goals in the process.
The report states that the English pair are weighing up €22 million bids for the attacker, who is thought to be keen to play more regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.
However, which of the two sides needs Pedro more and would he be a hit in the Premier League?
For Arsenal, Pedro would be another incisive attacking option, and add more thrust to a forward line that is as accomplished as any in England.
However, amid the Gunners’ ascent to the top of the table, two England international wingers have been something of forgotten men.
Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been on the periphery of things due to injury, but offer similar attributes to that of Pedro.
All three are fast, penetrating wingers, and as such, with the English duo returning to action, Arsenal are unlikely to splurge a significant transfer fee to bring Pedro to the Emirates Stadium.
For United on the other hand, Pedro could well be the addition that can add emphasis to the side’s attacking play.
With Ashley Young and Nani failing to live up to their expectations this season, a new wideman with quality delivery and experience could well be a real shot in the arm for the Premier League champions.
Pedro has all the attributes to be a success at United, but is not the creative ball player that the club have been crying out for.
Just how credence there is in the report also needs to be asked, as it is unlikely that Barcelona would want to sell the home-grown star. As such it would need to be a request from the player that would see any potential transfer to England take place.
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