Man United’s chief executive flies to Barcelona to complete Pedro move

Manchester United’s chief executive Ed Woodward has reportedly flown out to Barcelona to complete a deal to sign Pedro, according to the Daily Express.

The Express report that Woodward was at the Nou Camp for the second leg of the Catalan side’s Spanish Super Cup tie with Athletic Bilbao, and planned to finalise the 28-year-old’s move to Old Trafford.

Talks had appeared to stall somewhat, after the Express revealed that Manchester City and Chelsea put themselves in the race, but now it appears that this move from the Red Devils’ chief executive may help this deal finally get across the line.

Although the Spaniard has featured quite prominently for Enrique’s side during the summer’s pre-season preparations, the Express report that he is looking to leave the club because of a fear of the lack of first team opportunities once the season finally gets underway.

With United’s options in attack looking as thin as they are currently, there is little question that he will become one of the focal points of Louis van Gaal’s side, should Woodward leave Spain with the winger’s signature.

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