Pedro: I want to return to Barcelona

Chelsea forward Pedro has revealed that he has spoken to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu about a return to Camp Nou. 

Pedro only moved to Chelsea last August, signing a four-year, £19 million contract, but after a disappointing showing in his maiden Premier League season, during which he scored just nine goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, the 28-year-old wants to head back to Barcelona.

It is unclear whether the Blues will let Pedro go after just one season, but the Tenerife native is eager to end his career with the Catalans.

“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,” he said to beIN Sports. “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.”

When asked why he left Barcelona in the first place, Pedro admitted that he was growing frustrated at his limited amount of playing time and felt that moving to another club would be the best way to remedy that.

“I spent 11 or 12 years in Barcelona, my family are there and a lot of my friends, as well,” he said. “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.”