Manchester United have made an approach for the signing of Fluminense striker Pedro, according to the Brazilian press.
Reliable website Globo Esporte claims that officials from the Premier League side have made contact to know about the conditions os a possible deal. He’s now said to be on their ‘radar’.
The Red Devils’ interest comes up at an interesting time. Pedro was actually having a fantastic season in 2018, when he scored 19 goals in 41 matches.
He was being so impressive at the time that, as recalled by Globo Esporte, there was even a verbal agreement for him to join Real Madrid, with the Spanish side paying €20m for the transfer, plus a possible further €5m in bonuses.
Unfortunately, in September, Pedro had a cruciate ligament injury, and had to be sidelined for seven months. As in every situation like this, there was a big concern that he could never be the same.
But it’s fair to say he’s been pretty decent since his comeback. The 21-year-old has two goals in six games since his return in late April, and is slowly getting his old form back.
Globo Esporte reports that Fluminense will not negotiate the player’s future until the club’s presidential elections on June 8th. This should actually be good for Manchester United since there’s time to see how fit he really is.
Pedro is also expected to be playing the Toulon Tournament, and the Brazilian club hope it will be a showcase for his price to go up. For now, the word is that he’s not leaving for less than what Real Madrid wanted to pay.