Pedro has 'asked to leave' Barcelona

Pedro scored Barcelona's Super Cup winning goal against Sevilla but has asked for a transfer

Barcelona's technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, has revealed that Spanish winger, Pedro, has asked to leave the Catalan club this summer.

Pedro has been a long time target for English giants, Manchester United who are looking to replace the winger spot vacated by the sale of Angel di Maria.

The Spaniard, who scored the 115th-minute winning goal for Barcelona in UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla, has told the club that he wishes to depart.

"Pedro has told me he wants to go. The buyout clause in his contract is not negotiable, but this could be his final game," said Fernandez.

Earlier this week, Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique agreed that the winger's future would be resolved soon and that the Spanish champions would come to an amicable situation any of the interested clubs. So far, there are reportedly no bids for the five-time La Liga winner.

"I don't know if I'll continue here"

When asked on Tuesday night about whether he wanted to leave the Champions, he said, "the answer is no. But it is a difficult, complicated situation. When you know you may leave it is difficult."

Pedro has scored 99 goals in 319 appearances for the Catalans winning five La Liga titles and seeing off challenges from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Ibrahim Affelay and many more but the recent success and lethality of the 'MSN' trio – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr – has left the Spaniard on the sidelines unable to nail down a starting spot.

It is because of this reason that he wishes to move elsewhere. The winger is looking for more "minutes" on the pitch and "not for money" and was left with a "lot of anger" after not starting the UEFA Super Cup.

He's also been annoyed with Fernandez over some of the technical director's claims and statements.

Speaking on the same, he said, "I've not said what Robert's said, or at least not how I said it," the forward told a Spanish broadcaster after the match.

"The truth is that I had a good chance to play. The coach has decided not to count on me. I don't know, I don't know if I will continue here," he added.

"Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I'm here, and I'm happy. And if I go, I will go with my head held high having always given everything."

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