Pedro still has a lot to offer, pundit admits

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Pedro has struggled for regular game time this season under Frank Lampard, scoring only twice in 18 appearances.

The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract, and the Blues aren’t keen on extending his stay, having been at the club since 2015.

Pedro turns 33 in July, and Chelsea have a good number of young players in that position – meaning the Spaniard’s time at Stamford Bridge is up.

Former Blue Craig Burley however believes that the Spaniard still has a lot to offer, even though it might not be at the Bridge.

“I think he’s good enough to play at a reasonable level, wherever that may be,” Burley told ESPN.

“At the end of the day, Chelsea are looking for younger players. They’ve got a number of players they can select in similar positions [to Pedro]. So I don’t think there’s any doubt that he’ll be one of the players who will be moving on.

 “The other side of the coin is that he’s had a pretty lucky career with injuries, especially recently unless my memory serves me wrong. He still looks very fit and nimble and fast, which is a big attribute of his.

“When you look at Pedro, you don’t look at someone who has a bad attitude, you see someone who works hard and is a team player.

“When you put all those things together, he would be a very good signing for someone in Major League Soccer. Although he’s turning 33, he’s still got a lot to offer, and he’s a very hard-working player.”

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