Don’t join Man United… Liverpool idol weighs into transfer debate

Liverpool hero Luis Suarez has urged Barcelona team-mate Pedro to avoid a move to Manchester United to stay at the Nou Camp.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Catalan giants in recent weeks, despite having penned a new contract in the not too distant past.

This new deal lowered the 27-year-old’s release clause to just £22m, which has sparked interest from a host of clubs, with United thought to be very close to a deal for the World Cup winner.

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However, Suarez has called on his fellow Barca attacker to stay put:

“Pedro’s future is an individual decision,” he told Marca. “He’s had many years at the club, he has won many titles and his decision will be respected, but as a teammate, obviously, I want Pedro to stay because of the importance that he has on a group level.”

Pedro’s future at Barcelona has been plunged into doubt by the arrival of Suarez last summer, with the Uruguayan having slotted into a dream front three alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.

The versatile forward has enjoyed a glittering career, in which he’s won La Liga titles, domestic cups, the Champions League and the World Cup with Barca and Spain.