Star Chelsea winger set to make shock move to Spain this summer

Aakarsh / 21 March 2016

Chelsea football club have had a season to forget right after they lifted the Barclays Premier League trophy under Jose Mourinho, the manager who was sacked earlier this season for lack of results.

This has seen the club move into a transitional period and has put them in danger of losing some of the star players due to the lack of Champions League football next season.

The likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are on the verge of leaving the club while the long serving skipper John Terry is set to retire at the end of the season.

And the bad news only gets worse for the Blues as it is now understood that a star winger is ready to leave the club just a season after moving to the country.

Ex-Barcelona and Spanish winger Pedro Rodriguez moved to Chelsea from the Catalan giants last summer and has hardly had an impact on the club this season.

He has played the full 90 minutes on just 10 occasions and has hardly been able to cement his place in the starting XI after a sizzling debut under Mourinho.

Though he has lacked game time, Pedro has been able to score just 5 goal and provide 2 assists in all competitions this season for the Blues and his move from Spain has not turned out to be as expected by both the parties.

Antonio Conte who is tipped off to replace Hiddink next season will surely want to have his own set of players and with Pedro’s game looking nowhere near the standard of Premier League football, he is one player who can be dispensed with this summer.

And this has seen his former team Barcelona enter the picture for his signature this summer.

Barcelona are in search of a striking option as back up for Suarez and Messi and have identified Nolito of Celta Vigo as the right man. But if they can get past the sale from the last summer, Pedro might still be a viable option for the Spanish giants.

The current Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was not too keen on parting ways with the player last summer and this might help Pedro get a place back in the Barcelona squad.

With the likes of Neymar, Messi and Suarez, Pedro might not get enough game time to prove himself once again at the Camp Nou but he is one of the most impactful players coming off the bench and he will surely provide Barca with a quality back up for the wide variety of competitions in the Spanish domestic season.

This might be the only real chance for Pedro who seems to have lost all his chances at the Stamford Bridge this season. However, he is still a quality player and might find home at another European club if he decides to make the switch.

Where do you think Pedro will play next season?

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