Pedro: I am going back to Barcelona

Chelsea forward Pedro revealed he has held shock talks over a dramatic return to former club Barcelona after only a single season in the Premier League,

The Spain international, who was used as a substitute in the defending champion’s opening 1-0 victory over Czech Republic at Euro 2016, was signed by Jose Mourinho for £22million last summer but failed to make a significant impact in his debut season.

Despite previously claiming he had no regrets leaving the Nou Camp, the 28-year-old revealed he has spoken to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu over a potential return to the club where he won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.

Speaking to BeIN Sports during Euro 2016, in an interview which has been published by Spanish newspaper Sport, he said: ‘Hopefully (I can return to Barcelona) but I know it’s hard.

‘I have already spoken about it with the president when we (Barcelona) were in the (Cup) final (when Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 last month) and spoke to all the people who want me there.

‘It’s complicated, but I’ve always said that I would like to retire at Barcelona. However, I know it’s difficult because the years go by and the club has the best players in the world, it is a very demanding club and to return is complicated. But I do not rule it out either.

God is still saying something.

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