Transfer Balls: Barcelona’s Pedro joins Manchester United from Inter Milan for £4m less than Arsenal paid for him
Apr 16, Daily Express: “Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd frustrated as Pedro AGREES Inter Milan switch.”
He did? No. He didn’t.
May 10, Metro: “Arsenal ‘ready to sign £26m Pedro”
Why £26m when the release clause in his contract says anyone can have him for £22m?
July 12, Daily Express: “Pedro wants to join Chelsea ahead of Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool”
Jul 15, Daily Express: “Chelsea Transfer News: Pedro deal imminent”
Imminent is defined by the Daily Express Bumper Books of Words as: ‘never’.
July 22, Evening Standard: “Manchester United set to confirm Pedro signing within 48 hours”
July 23, Daily Express: “Barcelona president confirms Pedro will not be joining Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal”
Just 24 hours to go, then, until Pedro signs.
July 24, Daily Star: “Pedro desperate for Chelsea, Liverpool or Man Utd switch”
24 hour passes. Pedro remains at Barcelona.
July 29, Daily Express: “Manchester United rocked as Bayern Munich launch bid for Barcelona’s Pedro”
Have United actually made a bid for Pedro?
July 29, Daily Mail: “Manchester United to wait on Angel di Maria before bidding for Pedro”
No. They have not.
July 29, Daily Express: “PEDRO is set to wear a Manchester United shirt this season”
July 29, The Herald: “Man United deal for Pedro could be done by weekend”
July 29, The Telegraph: Pedro has told those close to him that he will be moving to Old Trafford.
July 29, The Metro: “Pedro ‘agrees personal terms with Manchester United”
Pedro rem,ins a Barcelona player.