Chelsea seals Pedro Rodriguez deal for 30million Euro. Manchester United and City were in the race to assign this Spanish winger. But Chelsea has the last laugh. Chelsea has confirmed the news on their official website. Pedro posted on the social media,
“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.”
Chelsea won the race against Manchester United and Manchester City
It seems like Pedro had a tough time to settle on one among various clubs. Initially there had been interest from Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, United and PSG. But in the last week Chelsea, Manchester City And United are on the race to signing him. United was favorite to sign him, Chelsea management did a fantastic job to lure Pedro. Nevertheless, for him, it was pretty simple since he should go for a club that could put him into action for an extended time. Conversely, Chelsea’s manager, Jose Mourinho was in talk with Pedro for a long time now and it seems, he has got success to bring him in. While doing so, his national teammate, Cesc Fabregas also made it easier for Mourinho to bring this player.
A SMART Move For Pedro
Barcelona is was indeed an excellent place for Pedro as a winger. However, last year, when Barcelona signed Luis Suarez , obviously, he started to be incapable to get into the starting lineup. A substitute cannot spend lot of time on the field to proof himself. Although, Pedro has spent a good season but he desires to take more time and he wants to be utilized more by the team. This is the reason, why Pedro Rodriguez’s move to Chelsea is a smart move.
Not only Messi, Neymar and Suarez but also Barcelona assigned Arda Turan, which will certainly damage Pedro’s position in the Barcelona team. Although, Barcelona’s manager has ensured that Pedro will have a better season for this team but somehow he failed to manage him. Even after signing a new deal, he doesn’t want to stay here.
No doubt it is fantastic signing for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. But Chelsea already have Willian and Cuadrado in that position. Signing of Pedro clearly suggest Chelsea is going to offload Cuadrado. It will be interesting to see Pedro’s playing position in Chelsea, whether he is going to play in the left, right or center. Playing time is also going to be another debatable issue.