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Pedro wants duo at Barca

June 22, 2012
By ESPN staff

Barcelona forward Pedro has expressed his hope that the club will complete deals for rumoured targets Jordi Alba and Javi Martinez.

Jordi Alba
PA PhotosJordi Alba is currently with the Spain squad for Euro 2012

• Alba set for Barca move

Pedro, 24, is currently at Euro 2012 with the Spanish squad, where he is training alongside the pair on a daily basis and getting a detailed look at their game.

"Let's hope [Barca] sign [Alba]," Pedro told Mundo Deportivo. "He's a magnificent player with a bright future.

"He is complete, can play as either a winger of a full-back, is quick, has a great left foot, gets to the byline and crosses well. He would adapt very quickly at Barca, so let's hope he can come in. He would be a great signing."

On Martinez, he added: "The same as Alba. Even though he is young, he has a lot of experience. He is agile and a very good player. He would also be a very good signing."

Javi Martinez was linked with a €40 million switch to Bayern Munich in Friday's copy of As, but his agent has since come out to deny the story.