Aston Villa target Pedro eyeing return to Barcelona
Reported Aston Villa transfer target Pedro has admitted he could return to Barcelona.
The Spaniard is out of contract at Chelsea at the end of the season, and it appears unlikely he’ll be signing an extension at Stamford Bridge.
Pedro has been with the Blues since transferring from Barca for £21 million in August 2015 (BBC Sport), and has chalked up 192 appearances for the club.
During his time in London, Pedro has won one Premier League title, one FA Cup and the Europa League.
It’s been a successful stint for the 32-year-old, who has now spoken about his next move.
He told Cadena SER: “Everyone knows what I feel for the club and it’s evident that it’s a possibility to go back. I’ve always said it.
“It’s a club I have special love for because I support them. I’ve had so many experiences there and was there so many years, I feel loved by the fans.
“It’s an option that’s always there and that I hope could happen.”
TBR’s view – Pedro comments should have Villa on alert
If Villa really do want to sign Pedro, then they will be getting to work behind the scenes.
The lure of Barca must be very strong for Pedro, a place he was adored for the best part of seven years in the first-team.
There’s a romance about that particular move, and so Villa will have to really sell their project to divert his attention.
Villa could do with an experienced player like Pedro; at the moment, Dean Smith’s squad as a collective do not have much top-flight experience.
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