After several weeks of speculations and links with several clubs, Pedro Rodriguez has finally completed a move to Chelsea Fc of England for €30Million. Pedro grew frustrated with a lack of first team football at Barcelona following the arrival of Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr.
A statement on the Barcelona website read:
“FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Pedro Rodriguez for €30 million, of which €3m are dependent on performance. The club wishes to publicly
express its gratitude to Pedro Rodriguez for his professionalism and dedication while with the club, as well as to wish him all the best in the future.”
Pedro told the Chelsea website:
“I am very happy to be here. I am very excited to start my adventure at Chelsea and I am here to keep winning titles. Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.”
Sources told ESPN FC on Wednesday that conversations with former Barcelona teammates such as Cesc Fabregas and Victor Valdes caused Pedro to reconsider his first preference and United ended their interest in signing the winger despite Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s praise for the player earlier this month. Chelsea are now expected to sell winger Juan Cuadadro less than nine months after his £23m move from Fiorentina in February.