As Theo Walcott continues to frustrate Arsenal in regards to signing a new deal with the club, a possible solution may have just opened opened up for Arsene Wenger, as the Daily Mirror is now reporting that the long-term Arsenal target Pedro Rodriguez will be available for as little as £15 million once the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.
The Spanish World Cup winner has been left frustrated at the Camp Nou with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all ahead of him in the pecking order. The report from the Mirror goes on to claim that both Arsenal and Liverpool have shown interest in the player and have been informed by the Catalan side that £15 million will land them their man in the summer.
In my opinion, if Wenger is not able to tie down Walcott to a new deal, I believe we should move for Pedro, it shouldn’t be too hard to acquire his services if Liverpool are our only competition! In addition to the fact that the player only has 15 months to run on his contract with Barcelona, he is said to be extremely unhappy about his current situation and will not be signing a new contract, which makes it a certainty that he will indeed leave in the summer.
Quite honestly, I don’t think Arsenal need to try too hard to keep Theo at the club. For me, he hasn’t really been consistent enough for the management to go out of their way to retain his services. While I’d be happy to see Theo stay, it really does seem like an exciting prospect to see Pedro join his former Barcelona teammate Alexis at the Emirates.