While our more fickle Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are shouting good riddance to Angel Di Maria who is joining Paris Saint-Germain, our more hardcore Red Devils supporters are now looking upon his exit with sadness.
The man who broke the English transfer record at £59.7 million enjoyed a fantastic start to life in the Premier League bit thereafter, things quickly turned sour with Louis van Gaal and United bow now accepting a £15 million loss on the Argentine.
According to most publications including today’s copy of the Daily Mail, United will now turn their attentions to signing Barcelona’s Pedro and the story even goes as far to claim that the Red Devils have been given the go ahead to sign him.
On paper, the Spanish international looks a fine replacement for the departing Di Maria, boasting experience and quality that will put him in good stead to succeed in the Premier League.
Of course, the same things were said about Di Maria prior to his arrival in England but United fans will hope that Pedro sustains good quality form for the entire duration of the new campaign.
It appears staying at the Camp Nou where he has been a long-time servant simply wasn’t an option any more after Luis Enrique swooped to sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid, not to mention the continued dominance of the front line which famously includes Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
But if the Pedro deal is all but wrapped up behind the scenes, who else could be following him to Old Trafford this summer?
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players to follow Pedro to Manchester United this summer.