Pedro to Manchester United: Barca star's mother confirms he is moving to England
Barcelona forward Pedro is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United with his own mother confirming he will be leaving Spain.
There were widespread reports in Spain this morning that Pedro has said his farewells to his Barcelona team-mates while President of CD San Isidro (a small club that Pedro once played for), Jaime Lorenzo, said that the player's mother has told him that he is moving to England.
This news comes on the back of as video clip of the Barca man saying goodbye to fans who were left in tears outside Barcelona's training base.
Liverpool and Chelsea have also been linked with Pedro but it is thought that Manchester United is his preferred option.
“The other day, Pedro’s mother told us he was leaving for England,” Lorenzo told El Larguero.
“I think it would be a good challenge for him and he will have more playing time.
“We will send him a gift! If the agreement is €30 million (£21m) at least €450,000 (£316,350) belongs to us, even though these contracts have some specific clauses."
Pedro was driving out of training earlier this week when he stopped his car to sign autographs for fans and when one woman asked him would he be staying in Spain, he "failed to refute the claims, sparking a deluge of tears," according to the Metro.
United are confident that they will sign Pedro ahead of the new Premier League season, after talks over a deal for the Spanish star edged closer to a conclusion.
The Pedro transfer has been under discussion for several days and could be concluded swiftly after Old Trafford deal maker Ed Woodward flew back to America to finalise details on the transfer.
While United have yet to make a formal offer that would trigger the £22m (€31m) release clause in Pedro's contract, Barcelona accept that the player is eager to move to Manchester and they are openly admitting they cannot stop him leaving for United.