LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool target Pedro is desperate to leave Barcelona this summer after another snub in Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League semis first leg win over Bayern Munich.
Pedro has been unable to separate the starting trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez from the Barcelona starting lineup and he is determined to leave the Camp Nou for the sake of his own career.
The Spanish international was an unused substitute for the Catalan in the impressive 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich, despite the home side dominating throughout the entire the contest.
It is understood that Pedro, who only recently outlined his desires to leave the La Liga leaders, has been talking to his representatives about any possible deals, with English Premier League sides, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all being linked with his talent.
Pedro has featured in 32 La Liga games for Barcelona this season with 19 of those being as a substitute. He has also scored five goals from 34 shots and assisted on five others for his teammates.
Of his 13 starts in the 2014-15 campaign thus far, he has been substituted seven times.
The 27-year-old has featured also in seven UEFA Champions League games, but he is yet to score, although providing two assists.
The pacey frontman earlier this season said his lack of playing time, especially in important games, has put him in a “difficult situation” which is why it is “logical” that he would be linked with a move away at the end of the season.
“When you do not have playing time, of course you do not feel one of the important players,” Pedro recalled.
“Playing few games, not many minutes, it is normal that there can be talk of leaving, that is logical.
“It is the same for all players, everyone wants to play. When you do not play in important games, then it is a difficult situation.”
It is believed that Liverpool, after missing out at signing Memphis Depay, who has decided to join Manchester United from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, will be pulling all the strings to get the reported £24 million rated Spaniard, as they seek to add more scoring options to their frontline.
Brendan Rodgers and the Reds, though, are set to get strong competition from Chelsea and Arsenal, who are apparently also showing interest in signing Pedro.
A move to Anfield would be more ideal, as he has the potential to go straight into the Rodgers’ starting lineup to feature out-wide in the club’s three-man attack.