Chelsea veteran reveals dream next move as contract runs down

Chelsea winger Pedro has opened the door to a return to Barcelona, as Frank Lampard offered a hesitant response over the Spaniard’s future.

Pedro is out of contract at the end of the season, and having been out of favour under Lampard this season, it seems unlikely he will continue at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015, and he admits he would be keen to return to his former club at the end of his spell in the Premier League.

“I wish I could be given that option,” he told radio show SER Catalunya (via Mundo Deportivo).

“Everyone knows what I feel for the club and it is evident that it is a possibility to return. I have always said it. The club is a club for which I have a special affection because it is who I am.

“I lived many experiences there. I was there for many years and felt very loved by all.

“What I don’t know is whether a return would be in the hands of the coach, the president or who. For [Barcelona], my return is difficult, but it is clearly a possibility.”

 

Quizzed on the futures of Pedro and fellow winger Willian, Lampard told reporters: “It is always an issue for the club as well as myself. I obviously as the manager have full conversations upstairs.

“There’s a money side and a playing side. So I want players who want to be here and perform well for us. I think they both have done that over their careers here.

“So that’s simple from my point of view. I want good players here.”

Pedro could even stay in England, with Aston Villa linked with an ambitious swoop in the January transfer window.