Pedro opens the door for possible Barcelona return

Chelsea attacker Pedro has said that he would welcome the prospect of returning to Barcelona in the future. The 31-year-old has been with the Blues for the past four-and-a-half-seasons but his role has diminished during the current campaign where Frank Lampard has preferred the likes of Willian, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of him in the pecking order.

Moreover, he has been afforded with just one start over the past two months and it is quite clear that he has fallen out-of-favour at the west London side. Pedro’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season when asked about a probable comeback to the Camp Nou, the Spaniard was more than open to the possibility.

He told Cadena Ser Catalunya: “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.”

Pedro has been associated with a cut-price move away from the Blues during the winter transfer window and that remains a strong possibility, considering the Capital outfit have been able to win their appeal against the ban on transfers. So far, there are no clear candidates to recruit the Spaniard but there is the speculation that he could be the subject of interest from the Serie A.

Meanwhile, the Blaugrana don’t seem to hold any interest in the attacker but they could yet come out of the blue with a surprise offer. The Catalans tend to make surprise signings in the New Year such as the loan deal for Kevin-Prince Boateng last winter. There are suggestions that they could swoop for Los Angeles’ Carlos Vela next month.