Many of the readers of JustArsenal think that the Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez could be perfect for Arsenal, especially if Theo Walcott is converted into a centre-forward next season, but since the 27 year-old signed a new contract recently with a buy-out clause of £110m, we didn’t think there was much chance of him moving to the Emirates.
This appears to be completely wrong as according to the Independent, Arsenal have already begun negotiations with the Champions League winners to persuade them to sell Pedro, who is reportedly unhappy about his usual role as supersub behind Neymar, Suarez and Messi.
Despite the new contract and incredible buy-out clause, the report states that the Spanish international will actually be moved on for around £15million, which would certainly make him much more appealing to Arsene Wenger and seems reasonable for a player with little resale value at his age.
There is no doubt that Pedro is a highly talented and unlucky to be behind three of the best players in the world, but he is definitely a winner in his career. He has won every trophy imaginable with Barcelona and also has a World Cup Winners medal with Spain where there is less competition for places!
If Arsenal really could get a player of his calibre for just £15m then Wenger should jump at the chance and secure his signature as quickly as possible!