Pedro gives Man United 72 hours to complete move or deal is OFF

Pedro has reportedly decided that if Manchester United are unable to complete a deal to sign the winger in the next couple of days, the move is off and he will stay with Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 28-year-old has a €30m release clause in his contract, but Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the two clubs are unable to agree about how United will pay.

The Red Devils appear to be happy to match that fee, however chief executive Ed Woodward appears to be attempting to pay the last €5m of the fee in add-ons, which now appears to have left the move in the balance (via Mundo Deportivo).

Mundo Deportivo claim that Pedro is growing anxious about a move and has now set a deadline for a deal to be completed.

The Spanish outlet claim that United manager Louis van Gaal is as frustrated about Woodward’s failure to strike a deal as Pedro, and believes that based on the money they received following Angel Di Maria’s move, they should have more than sufficient funds to trigger the release clause in full.

While the Premier League side have made several additions this summer, they still desperately need more quality in attacking areas. And with the deadline looming, United fans will surely be furious – as will van Gaal – if Woodward’s insistence to make additional payments – which would end up costing the side the same amount in the end anyway – scuppers a move.

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