‘I don’t know whether I’ll keep playing here or not’: Pedro reveals his future at Chelsea remains unresolved as his contract prepares to expire in the summer… but Spaniard holds out hope he can secure an extension
- Pedro’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the current campaign
- The winger has revealed he still holds out hope of staying at Stamford Bridge
- He admits his future remains unresolved but he is not yet definitely departing
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
Pedro has confirmed his Chelsea future remains unresolved and he still hopes to agree an extension to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish World Cup winning winger, who joined from Barcelona for £21m in 2015, is out of contract this summer when his current deal expires.
And the 32 year-old has moved to clarify the situation after quotes attributed to him from an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser suggested he was ‘terminating’ his contract.
Pedro has admitted he is holding out hope that he can remain a player at Stamford Bridge
Pedro said: ‘As many people know, my contract us up in May but I still haven’t spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I’ll carry on.
‘I’ve seen loads of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I’ve spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans simply that my current contract us coming to an end but I still have to talk to the club.
‘I don’t know whether I’ll keep playing here or not. That conversation is still to come. But I have not signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract.
‘My wish is to be able to stay here but obviously we don’t know what will happen. I have to speak to the club and let’s see what happens.’
The forward scored in Chelsea’s last game – a 4-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge
Pedro is doing his bit in the fight against coronavirus by paying for 3,000 protective screens for hospitals in his homeland Spain which is currently on lockdown.
‘The materials are scarce and everything that can be helped is welcome,’ Pedro said.
‘The hospitals told us that they are a good resource for them, and we wanted to contribute our grain of sand with these protective screens.
‘I am very sorry for everything that is happening and the news that comes to us from Spain.
The 32-year-old has admitted he is struggling to deal with the current coronavirus crisis
‘From here I once again thank all the health personnel, the state security forces, the people who are in the supermarkets day-by-day, thank you to everyone for the work you are doing. Hopefully, we can stop this virus.’
Pedro added: ‘(I’ve talked with) [former Barcelona teammate] 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.’