Liverpool are planning to beat Arsenal for Barcelona attacker Pedro Rodríguez, as per reports from Liverpool Echo.
Arsenal have been targeting the Spanish attacker since long but are yet to make the deal. With Liverpool taking keen interest in the player Arsenal would now have to take it seriously else they would lose the Barcelona winger.
Pedro has not been a regular player for the Catalans since the arrival of star striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool last summer. He has managed only 11 starts in the league.
The 27-year-old who has won Champions League and La Liga trophies with Barcelona is likely to leave the club this summer for regular football.
Pedro told Spanish newspaper Sport:
“The truth is that it’s complicated for those of us who play less.”
Pedro has started 11 games in La Liga so far this term but still managed to score 5 goals in them.
“But when I go out [to play], I always give it all, the of me. It’s my way of being; I never give up.”
While the reports further said that the Reds are also keeping tabs on André Ayew of Marseille. Ayew will be out of contract this summer.
The 25-year-old who won Ghanaian player of the year few years ago has been a vital figure for the French side. He has scored 52 goals in 182 appearances in all competitions.