Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez is a summer target of Arsenal and Liverpool which is a fairly surprising thing taking into consideration that the Spanish forward did not play an important role for his club in the past season.
Pedro made a total of 35 appearances for Barcelona in the previous season but 20 of them arrived from the bench as he played a substitute role. Even though Pedro struggled trying to get playing time at Camp Nou, the club decided to renew his contract until 2019 and Pedro has a buyout clause of €150 million.
It doesn’t look like things will be changing anytime soon for Pedro at Barcelona. The head coach of the Spanish side, Luis Enrique has at this disposal, players such as: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Suarez and many other top players which makes it extremely difficult for Pedro to snatch a spot in the main team of Barcelona.
If Pedro is interested in joining a club where his chances of appearing in the main squad it’s better off for him to make a move to Arsenal or Liverpool which are the clubs that have shown interest in signing the Spanish attacker.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, Liverpool and all of the other clubs that want to sign Pedro, it has been become clear that the player is happy playing a backup option at Camp Nou as he signed his contract extension and has not shown any signs of leaving Barcelona anytime soon.
Arsenal will have to search somewhere else for their offensive options as Pedro is out of the reach. Real Madrid’s KarimBenzema is another summer target that Arsenal has been linked with but the Frenchman will cost a hefty fee as the player is an important figure in Real Madrid and they would only be interested in releasing him for a substantially high price tag or a good enough offer involving other players as part of the exchange.