Barcelona coach speaks highly of Chelsea star

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Chelsea star Pedro Rodriguez has recently revealed his love for former club Barcelona as he’s set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

Pedro left Barcelona for Chelsea in 2015, and the Spaniard has been a good servant at Chelsea, but his contract which ends this season won’t be renewed by the club.

Pedro has had limited playing opportunities for Chelsea and revealed that he’d like a return to his former side Barcelona and has revealed how much he still loves the club.

“Everyone knows what I feel for the club and it’s evident that it’s a possibility to go back,” Pedro told SER Catalunya (h/t Sport).

“I’ve always said it. It’s a club I have a special love for because I support them. I’ve had so many experiences there and was there so many years, I feel loved by the fans.

“I don’t know if it’s in the hands of the president, the coach or whoever,” added the forward whose playing time has been seriously reduced recently. “I think for them my return is difficult but it’s clearly a possibility.”

Following his recent admission, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has described Pedro as an “historic” Barcelona player and refused to play down talks of a return to the Nou Camp.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Barca coach Valverde said of Pedro: “He’s an historic Barca player – let’s not kid ourselves. He’s one of the players to win the most titles with this club, but he plays for another club now.

“We have to respect players at other clubs. We’ll see what might happen in the future.”

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