Bartomeu: No Pedro offer

Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed after the Joan Gamper Trophy that Barcelona hadn’t received an official offer from Manchester United for Pedro Rodriguez.

It is widely expected that Pedro will leave Barca for United this summer, with some reports describing his appearance in the match as his last at Camp Nou.

“There’s nothing with Pedro. There is no official offer,” Bartomeu said in reply when asked about the transfer, Marca reports.

“He’s a Barca player and we want him to stay a Barca player. To win six trophies you need the best players and Pedro is one of them.”

Bartomeu also discussed the Estelada flag after Barca were fined by UEFA for their supporters displaying the pro-Catalan independence symbol at the Champions League final in June.

“Followers of Barca can carry the Estelada if they want. There’s freedom of expression and the club will always defend its members, diplomatically, but it will,” the President remarked.

“Members are not cut off, on the contrary, they express themselves. There was a banner on the pitch tonight.

“It was a great Gamper, with a large attendance too. We have a very close relationship with Roma. The image has been very good, not only here but throughout pre-season. We’ve returned with good football and we’re content.”

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