Neglected Chelsea star confirms clubs ready and waiting to end ‘hard’ spell

Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Pedro

Chelsea winger Pedro has revealed that some clubs have already offered him the chance to leave West London after becoming unable to secure regular game time this season.

The Spaniard, who is one of the Blues‘ elder statesmen at 32, has only made four Premier League appearances this season due to the likes of Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic being preferred ahead of him.

Pedro’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out next summer and, speaking to Radio Club Tenerife, the attacker confirmed that he has been given chances to leave his current employers.

“Yes there are offers, there are always clubs that are interested and that is a joy,” the winger said. “[Whether in Spain or elsewhere] that is good news.

“Nobody knows what can happen. I still have years to play but you’re thinking about what things are going on. I’m running out of contract at Chelsea, I’m free and we’ll see what happens.”

Having been an influential figure for Barcelona before his move to Stamford Bridge, Pedro has seen his game time drop under boss Frank Lampard, something he has not previously been accustomed to.

“[It’s been a] hard and difficult time [but] I am calm because in the club they have always treated me in the best way; also the same with the fans and team-mates,” the attacker added.

“You have to keep working to take advantage when you have opportunities. Yes, it is a difficult time because I had never lived it.

“For us it has been a transition season because Chelsea were not able to sign and have opted for young players, who [in fairness] are of the [required] level.

 

 

“Frank Lampard is betting on them and perhaps it is the reason that he had fewer opportunities despite starting well.”

Elsewhere, reports surfaced on Friday that Lampard has been given £150m to spend in January following the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to end the club’s transfer ban.

The Telegraph have claimed that Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha, Ben Chilwell and Moussa Dembele are all on the Blues’ radar.

However, speaking in a press conference on Friday, Lampard insisted that conducting business in January will not be a simple process.