Chelsea winger Pedro may be hoping, wishing, waiting for a fateful call from Barcelona, but he may have settle for something a bit less high profile as he plots his next career move.
With just six months left on his contract, the 32-year-old is free to talk to teams starting this week, for either a free transfer at the end of the season, or a transfer for a token fee in January (presumably Chelsea won’t be demanding an arm and a leg at this point).
He may be soliciting a return to Barcelona’s sunny climes, but he may have to settle for South Beach instead. Not a bad trade.
According to Goal, both Inter Mi...ami — more creative name-giving in Major League Soccer! — and New York City FC are “trying to attract” the winger who’s become very much surplus to requirements at Chelsea this season after four, largely successful and trophy filled years at the club.
Inter Miami are the new MLS franchise co-owned by David Beckham, who also serves as the club president. They will enter the league next season, which starts in February, and could probably use a marquee name like Pedro. Meanwhile, NYCFC, part of the Manchester City global soccer empire, could use their good relationship with Frank Lampard to gain an advantage.
That’s all speculation of course for now, but it’s almost January and Pedro’s unlikely to see out the end of the month in Chelsea colors.