Pedro has confirmed he will be leaving Chelsea upon the expiry of his contract this summer.
The Spaniard, 32, has proved an important player at Stamford Bridge since joining from Barcelona in 2015, registering 43 goals and 28 assists in 201 appearances for the Blues.
Yet this season he has found first-team opportunities few and far between under Frank Lampard, who has played him a mere nine times in the Premier League.
This lack of game time has plunged Pedro’s future at the club into serious doubt, with his current deal set to expire on June 30 and little progress being made over an extension.
Pedro has hardly featured at Chelsea this season under Frank Lampard
And the former Barcelona star has now clarified his future, confirming in an interview with Spanish network Cadena SER that he is set to leave Chelsea when his contract expires.
Nevertheless, Pedro was also quick to put things into perspective amid the coronavirus pandemic, insisting his contractual situation at the Bridge is of little importance right now.
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“I’m terminating my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it,” he said.
“The most important thing is for everyone to show solidarity. Whatever happens regarding my future will happen but right now is not important as we don’t even know when we will return to training.
But he was quick to put things into perspective amid the coronavirus outbreak, which affected team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi
“We have been in quarantine because one of our players [Callum Hudson-Odoi] tested positive for coronavirus, he is now well and we are very happy for him.”
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