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Bayern Munich willing to take FC Barcelona’s Pedri to help with financial crisis, but an extension is likely

The Bavarians would love to be generous and take Pedri, but the youngster looks destined for an extension with Barca.

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According to a report from Sky, Bayern Munich has not fully given up hope that it can land prodigious FC Barcelona midfielder Pedri.

This follows the previous report, stating that the Bavarians were seeking to capitalize on Barca’s financial woes by inquiring about Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Marc-André ter Stegen, and Sergino Dest.

While Pedri might sit atop the list, it sure looks like the youngster is going to be staying in Catalonia for quite a while:

According to Sky information, top talent Pedri of FC Barcelona is soon before a contract extension. It is said that good talks have been held. The new contract will probably include a significant salary increase.

FC Bayern was already considered a target for the 18-year-old midfielder a year ago. Although the contact to Munich is not completely broken off, however, Pedri prefers to stay in Barcelona, it is said.

At his age, Pedri is a player that FC Barcelona can reasonably reach a deal with — even in the clubs unhealthy financial state. Even if Bayern Munich is willing to chip in and “help” FC Barcelona by raiding its pantry in exchange for a few shekels, it is doubtful that the Catalans would let their club figurehead of the future leave, just to make a quick buck.

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