Liverpool have the best chance to sign Pedri that they’re ever going to get. It feels like now or never.
The Mirror reported a few months ago that Liverpool want Pedri. It’s easy to see why – he’s an incredible talent.
He’s currently starring for Spain in the middle of their midfielder, keeping things ticking over like a seasoned veteran of international tournaments. But in reality, Pedri is an 18-year-old just starting his career.
It’s clear to absolutely everybody watching that he’s something special. You’d have to be to keep Thiago out of the national side and Pedri is doing just that.
So we can’t imagine that Liverpool are the only club who wants him – everyone will. But it appears Liverpool believe they actually have a chance.
And that’s true. They’ll never have a better one.
Liverpool to sign Pedri?
Barcelona are in real financial trouble right now. RAC1 claim it’s so bad that La Liga are asking them to trim their wage bill.
There’s a cap, apparently, and Barcelona will breach it if they re-sign Lionel Messi. That creates a need to sell players, with virtually everyone on the market.
Now, we can’t imagine Pedri is on very much money. That means he’s probably quite low down the list of players Barcelona want to sell.
Especially as he’s their future, as opposed to the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho.
But there is a complication here. Pedri only has two years left on his deal and per Sport, Barcelona were hoping to tie him down to a new one soon.
We don’t see how they can do that while also bringing their wage bill down. It’s hard enough to get it in line with Messi’s wages without also dramatically increasing Pedri’s.
Because he’ll surely want quite the wage packet. He’s now an international midfielder – and a great one at that. Those players don’t play for cheap.
So if Barcelona need money and can’t increase Pedri’s contract, we think Liverpool should make them an offer. The chance may be gone in a year as things could turn around for the Catalonians.
Or perhaps Messi only signs for one year and their problems disappear in 2022. They’re unlikely to be in such a dire position again.
Liverpool won’t get a better chance to sign one of the game’s biggest prospects. Asking should be the absolute minimum here – it’s an opportunity the club shouldn’t pass up.