Man Utd close to sealing sixth summer transfer signing

Manchester United announced the signing of Sergio Romero in the early hours of Monday morning, and it looks as though the club are closing in on another summer signing as a deal for FC Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez looms, according to the Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman.

Pedro, 27, has a reported £22million release clause in his contract and he wants that to be activated by Manchester United this summer as he seeks regular football once again.

Pedro clearly isn’t as talented as Angel di Maria, but he certainly offers more. The 27-year old fits into Louis van Gaal’s system much better, and he can play in numerous positions and he doesn’t mind tracking back at all.

He’d be a fantastic acquisition for United and the Spaniard will only cost half of what we’re expected to sell Angel di Maria for, if Louis van Gaal can pull this off it’d be a fantastic bit of business despite losing the quality of Di Maria.

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