Report: Woodward travels to Spain to complete Manchester United transfer for Pedro

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Ed Woodward is reportedly in Spain to push through Manchester United's move for Pedro.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has flown to Catalunya in order to push through a deal for Barcelona winger Pedro.

United have already spent heavily this summer, bringing in the likes of Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schendierlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay, but manager Louis van Gaal still needs one more attacking threat having sold Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain.

Now, the Daily Mail report that chief executive Woodward has flown over to Spain in order to complete a move for Barcelona winger Pedro.

The Spaniard, 28, won the World Cup with Spain back in 2010, but has found regular first team football hard to come by with the Catalan giants, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar stealing the limelight in attack.

A summer exit has seemed likely for some time, and now it appears that Woodward is putting the final touches to a deal which will see Pedro add another dangerous goal threat to the United side.

The report also states that, with Barcelona facing Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final second leg, Woodward will also take the time to watch Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte.

The 21-year-old French defender has been exceptional since breaking into the first team at San Mames, and with United needing a new centre back, it's believed Woodward will also watch the youngster ahead of a possible move for the player.

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