Chelsea winger Pedro confirms summer exit

Chelsea forward Pedro has revealed he will be leaving the club this summer, but says now is not the time to talk about his future.

The Spaniard is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in June and set to become a free agent when his contract expires.

There has been speculation about his future for months as a result, with many expecting the 32-year-old to make a return to Spain once his time at Chelsea is at an end. That would have been decided in the summer, although is now likely to be delayed given the spread of Covid-19 has left football suspended around Europe.

He is refusing to focus on his future anyway, insisting that it is not something to focus on at this moment in time.

“I’m terminating my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it,” he told El Larguero on CADENA SER. From there on what has to do with my future will come, but right now it’s not the most important thing when you don’t even know when you’re going to train again..”

The unprecedented situation has seen football locked down across Europe, with most leagues suspended indefinitely until the continent can get some control over it.

Like the rest of us, footballers find themselves in a state of lockdown, confined to their homes to avoid catching and spreading the virus. The UK has also put forward these measures, similar to the decision taken by both Spain and Italy, and Pedro says he has talked to his former Barcelona teammates about it.

“(I’ve talked with) Jordi (Alba), with someone else… and the same, living this situation with much chaos, with uncertainty. The confinement, which is also complicated … a little difficult and hard on everything. I have not been able to travel either and see my children. I had a chance to be with them, and I could not travel”.

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