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Pedro Cries Out, Wants To Return To Barcelona

Chelsea forward Pedro has revealed he wants to return to Barcelona and says he has already spoken to the Spanish club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu regarding a possible move.

Pedro signed for Chelsea in August 2015 having previously spent his entire career at Barca, but struggled to make a big impact last season, scoring just eight goals in all competitions in his maiden campaign at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain international claimed last month that he “misses” Barcelona but insisted he had no regrets about joining Chelsea last summer.

But it has since emerged that Pedro is pushing for a move back to Barcelona with the winger keen to retire with the Catalan giants.

“Hopefully [I can return to Barcelona], I know it’s difficult, I spoke with the president when we saw each other at the Cup final and I also spoke with all the people who love me there,” he told beIN Sports.

“It’s complicated, but I’ve always said I would like to retire at Barca.

“The years have passed and Barca have some of the best players in the world, it’s a very demanding club and coming back is complicated, but I can’t rule it out.

“I spent 11 or 12 years in Barcelona, my family are there and a lot of my friends, as well. The fans love me a lot, I felt valued by the club, and it’s always very tough to leave the club of your dreams.

“Ultimately, I had to make that decision because I saw that my chances had become exhausted.”

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