Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been stunned today after hearing an admission by one of their big names, who has held talks regarding a potential exit.
BeIn Sports quote Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez as confirming he has held talks with Barcelona about a potential return to the Nou Camp, following a disappointing maiden campaign in the Premier League.
“Hopefully [I can return to Barcelona], I know it’s difficult, I spoke with the president when we saw each other at the Cup final and I also spoke with all the people who love me there. It’s complicated, but I’ve always said I would like to retire at Barca.”
“The years have passed and Barca have some of the best players in the world, it’s a very demanding club and coming back is complicated, but I can’t rule it out. I spent 11 or 12 years in Barcelona, my family are there and a lot of my friends, as well. The fans love me a lot, I felt valued by the club, and it’s always very tough to leave the club of your dreams.”
“Ultimately, I had to make that decision because I saw that my chances had become exhausted.”
Pedro scored just eight goals in all competitions for Chelsea last season, having sealed a move to the Premier League in August 2015, and our landlord reckons Antonio Conte might not have a place for him in his new-look side.
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