An interesting little sidenote from Barcelona-based Mundo Deportivo claims that Chelsea winger Pedro is hoping to renew his Chelsea contract, which is set to expire at the end of the season. Presumably, this would mean one extra year tacked on, as per club policy for players over 30 (though an exception was made for David Luiz recently, and may be made for Willian, too). Pedro will be turning 32 in three days.
Normally, Mundo would be a source to simply ignore, but the timing of the story so soon after Chelsea played against Barcelona lends it some credibility. As pointed out by Sport Witness, it also matches Pedro’s stated intention from the end of last month to stay “as long as possible” at Chelsea.
“I’ve got one year left on my contract at Chelsea and I hope I can stay there as long as possible. There’s the possibility of playing in the Champions League once again”
-Pedro; source: RTVC via Sport Witness
It was around this time last year that Pedro signed the customary over-30 contract extension that added one extra year onto his expiring contract. He went on to have a fairly impactful season with 13 goals in all competitions, second only to Eden Hazard.
Another year older, another year longer?