Pedro has left his home team FC Barcelona after spending his entire life in the capital of Catalonia. He has been member of the first squad since 2008 and has been an important member of the squad, even though he was substitute for the past few years.
Now he became the new member of José Mourinho’s men, and the British media is extremely thrilled about this deal. Several gambling sites believe Pedro’s signature was a great capture for the London-based side, while others believe Chelsea needs other reinforcements as well.
Online gambling news in the United Kingdom report that José Mourinho is extremely happy with his new player. Pedro strengthens the squad of Chelsea greatly in the attacking third, even though the team needs reinforcement in the defensive line as soon as possible as the transfer window is about to shut down until January.
Pedro has already made his debut in the London-based side and he scored a goal and assisted in his very first match for his new club. He seems to have adapted immediately at the Blues thanks to reuniting with his previous teammate at the Catalan side, CescFabregas, who left Barcelona for Chelsea, just like Pedro did.
Rumours believed that Pedro was wanted by both Manchester-based sides however he chose the Premier League title holders instead of the Red Devils or the Citizens. Pedro said the main reason behind his decision was Mourinho, who personally convinced him to join Chelsea.
The Portuguese manager did not fail to praise his new player after his fantastic debut against West Bromwich Albion. He said there are doubts towards many players whether or not they will be able to adapt to their new clubs, however there was no question in Pedro’s abilities as he is a very good player who was sure to perform well.
Pedro not only managed to be the main figure in setting up a goal and scoring the other one himself, but he also showed how a motivated football player looks like. He attacked the ball whenever it was possible, by fighting for every ball and tried to make the best out of every situation that arose in front of him.
His wished to collect and possess the ball at all times – facts that made him stand out in his debuting game in the Premier League. He played a creative, attractive style of football with which he was the best player in the attacking third of Chelsea. Further incredible performances are expected of the Catalan attacking midfielder.
British gambling news also like to highlight the fact that Chelsea were not the only side to show interest in signing Pedro. The two Manchester-based teams, United as well as City were both keen on capturing the Catalan player, however eventually both Louis Van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini respectively were left without him.
Pedro has held a press conference right after his presentation in his new club. During this conference he answered all questions posed by the journalists. They mainly asked him about the reasons why he chose Mourinho’s men while there were other clubs who would have liked to buy him as well.
The Spanish player replied that he knew about Manchester City’s and Manchester United’s willingness to sign him. However, he said that according to his opinion, the main reason behind his final decision was the fact that Chelsea showed more interest in his style of play and that is why he chose them.
Chelsea were the fastest club to make an official transfer offer for the 28-year-old player who is hungry for great victories. His ambitions are a match with the expectations of Mourinho’s men, whose main target for this season is to defend their Premier League championship in addition to show improvements in the Champions League as well.
Pedro also told reporters that he would have liked to stay at Barcelona and retire there, however he knows that football does not work that way. He signed a 4-year contract in June because he enjoyed his life in Catalonia, but later on he admitted that his situation would not change and needed to find a new club in order to be able to play regularly.
“I wanted to leave to have more playing time. Now I have new challenges and the opportunity to continue to play” he said. The attacking midfielder also said he hopes not to face Barcelona because it is the club of his heart. Pedro played 128 La Liga games during his 8 years at Barcelona, and scored 59 goals.