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Rio Ferdinand sends Liverpool transfer warning over ‘exhilarating’ Pedri

Rio Ferdinand sends Liverpool transfer warning over 'exhilarating' Pedri

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Rio Ferdinand has praised reported Liverpool target Pedri after the Barcelona wonderkid shone at Euro 2020.

The 18-year-old impressed in the tournament for Spain, who were knocked out by Italy in the semi-finals, earning comparisons to legendary former midfielder Andres Iniesta.

The Reds are reportedly ready to captalise on Pedri’s contract situation at Barcelona with the youngster heading into the final year of his deal.

And amid these reports, former England and Manchester United defender Ferdinand has no doubt about Pedri’s talents.

“Pedri has been exhilarating at times with his vision and passing,” said Ferdinand.

“The way he receives the ball all the time. His head is up. Receiving it on the half-turn, it comes so naturally to him.

“He seems to have that natural ability and awareness where people are. The running is good. But the little bits of skill here and there separates him.

“Tight areas ‘give it to me, I don’t care because I can get out and I can probably put it through your legs as well. Not a problem’. Great player to watch.”

Source – Liverpool ECHO

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