Following reports last week of Chelsea winger agreeing to join AS Roma on a free transfer this summer, we have further reports of the 32-year-old finalizing that agreement even as he’s agreed to see out the rest of the league season with the Blues.
When news first broke of Pedro agreeing his next career move, it was assumed that it would mean the end of his Chelsea career on June 30, which is when his contract was set to expire. After all, what incentive or motivation would he have other than some quaint sense of loyalty to keep playing for Chelsea and risk injury on a temporary extension? He’s not been a starter all season except in times of injury crisis anyway.
But Pedro, like Willian, agreed to stay and presumably play (and not just, say, keep fit in training) at least through the end of July but also maybe into early August when our last Champions League match is set to be played. With a busy fixture list over the next month, we will need their fresh legs.
Pedro’s reported agreement with AS Roma had also been thrown into some doubt following reports of Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi getting suspended by the club, but apparently that’s posed a problem.
Good luck in the Serie A, Pedrito!