21 Apr 2014

'He may be sold': Agent says 'very angry' €40m star wants to quit Barca. Sign ASAP?

Over the last couple of years, Liverpool have been linked with a whole host of Barcelona players, including Pedro Rodríguez Ledesm (aka 'Pedro'), who could be on his way out of the Nou Camp this summer.

In December, Spanish newspaper AS, claimed that Liverpool and Arsenal were monitoring Pedro's situation, with the 26-year old allegedly favouring a move to the Premier League.

The Guardian also reported:

"Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in introducing Pedro to Premier League football, while Monaco are also on red alert"

When asked yesterday about Pedro's future, the player's Agent, Francois Gallardo, told reporters:

"Pedro is very angry this season. The player is in a difficult situation and may be sold, although that could be a bad move for him".

That doesn't sound too promising, and Pedro is going to be sold, then that represents a potentially great opportunity for Liverpool, who can offer Champions League football next season, as well as the prestige of being league champions (fingers crossed!)

Pedro - known as 'the silent superstar' by Barca fans (on account of his humble demeanour) - has an incredible €125m buyout clause in his contract, but I think it's safe to assume that no club in world football is going to pay anywhere near that amount (!)

In August, Radio Marca claimed that PSG had made a €40m offer for Pedro, which is a more reasonable amount, but possibly out of Liverpool's financial reach (for one player, at least)

Liverpool MD Ian Ayre met with Barcelona officials in December to discuss some kind of transfer business. The prevailing view seems to be that Martin Montoya formed the basis of discussion, but given sheer number of Barca players linked with LFC over the last year, anything could've been on the agenda, including Pedro.

What would Pedro bring to the Liverpool team? In a recent interview, the forward outlined what he perceives his role to be for Barcelona. He told reporters:

"My job in the team is to free up space on the pitch for my teammates, to build moves, to turn certain episodes into goalscoring chances or to get assists for teammates in better positions. These are my responsibilities during the game. Everything I do must benefit the team."

After Spain beat Uruguay in a friendly recently, Vicente Del Bosque hailed Pedro's performance, and outlined what makes him such a special player. He told reporters:

"He [Pedro] is a dynamic player, who knows exactly what he needs to do on the pitch, and he's got this incredible pace, which is vitally important in the modern game. In the first half we lacked a bit of attacking depth, but Pedro gave us some speed."

Despite the ridiculous competition at Barca for attacking places, Pedro's stats over the last few years are creditable:

2013-14: 19 goals/8 assists in 48 apps (so far)
2012-13: 10 goals/7 assists in 48 apps.
2011-12: 13 goals/6 assists in 51 apps.
2010-11: 22 goals/8 assists in 52 apps.
2009-10: 22 goals/4 assists in 50 apps.

Signing a player of Pedro's experience and talent would be a massive boost for LFC, but is there any realistic chance of it happening?



  1. would break the bank for him 25-30m and 150-180 weekly wage

  2. yes! I think £25mm would be what he is worth.. i wouldn't pay over that..

  3. I think if FSG don't spend this year, then its going to be very tough to maintain the same level of attacking football every week., particularly with CL football.
    Also as much as I hate to say it, since he has been brilliant, I don’t really think Sturridge is the long term solution mostly due to his injury record.

  4. Rate pedro highly but 40 mil euros seems a bit steep

  5. Such a great player. Want him here in Red but would be a shame to take him away from Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregass. The five of them sometimes working their magic is just spectacular. It puts the viewer it a hypnotic gaze of enjoyment. What a group over there. Still lets try to bring him. Of course this fits the BR philosophy.

  6. Vote for Pedro

  7. They can't buy or sell though can they?

  8. No it's neither.

  9. Chris Rossington11:56 pm, April 21, 2014

    would be great but tello would probably be a more likely signing

  10. Or buy Rakitic and Griezmann for 40m

  11. Nothing more than 20m to me

  12. This wont happen as FSG wont rate his sell on value later on at 40 million or more plus the large wage he commands.

  13. Pedro in, Aspas out

  14. think we can sign 6 or 7 as long as we implement them in the right way. spurs signed poorly and tried to add 5 players to the starting 11. we have a potential tital winning squad no new recute will be starting on a regular basis until next january unless of injury. this summer we need to spend big love to see bids on pogba, isco, shaqiri, rodrigo, coentrao, n'koulou, and ochoa on a free

  15. If he's contracted to Barcelona, he's stuck there until the summer 2015 window, whether he likes it or not. They aren't just banned from buying, they're banned from selling, as well.

  16. I realy2 hope LFC will able to sign in 2 wingers players from Barcelona Pedro and Cristian Ello.1 more attacker Luis Muriel or Ross Barkley or Matteo Kovacevic and CDM koke or Isco.LFC will become big contender and complete team be scare for enemy.