One player who has been linked with a potential exit from Stamford Bridge this January is Pedro. The 32-year-old’s contract with the Blues is set to expire at the end of the season and he will be free to join another club on a Bosman transfer if Frank Lampard’s side do not sell him this January.
Lampard is opting to build the new-look West London side around younger talent and this has often led to him overlooking Pedro in favour of more youthful talent. With Christian Pulisic and Callum-Hudson Odoi still in their early 20’s, it is unlikely that Pedro will be able to win himself back into the key first-team plans of the club nor does it look likely that he has much of a future at the Bridge.
Pedro is unlikely to be short of options for a new club
Due to his versatility in terms of being able to play in a number of attacking roles, Pedro will not be short of options for a new employer. Prior to establishing himself as an important player for Chelsea, he donned the jersey of Barcelona where he established himself as one of the deadliest attackers of the La Liga. He was also part of the Golden years of Spanish football during the early part of the current decade whereby Spain won the World Cup in South Africa as well as the 2012 European Championship.
A lot of clubs from across Europe’s top five Leagues would still be able to benefit from having the experience and expertise of a household name such as Pedro.
Chelsea need to be wise. They should aim to cash in on Pedro this January rather than let him leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season. The Blues would essentially be throwing money away if they let him leave at the end of the season.