Blues forward plays down Spain return

Pedro has backtracked on comments he wants to quit Chelsea and return to Barcelona, claiming it would be “almost impossible”.

Chelsea: Blues forward plays down Spain returnChelsea: Blues forward plays down Spain return

The Spain international revealed last week he had spoken to Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu about moving back to Camp Nou having found it tough to settle in west London.

Pedro, who moved to the Blues for £22million last summer and has three years left on his contract, claimed at the time Bartomeu informed him the door was always open for him to return but has now played down the suggestion of ending his time at Chelsea after just one season.

The 28-year-old claims his quotes were taken out of proportion and that it would be very difficult for him to return to Barcelona at this moment in time.

“If you ask me if I’d go back, the answer is clear because they’re a great club with great players and fans who appreciate me,” he told RAC1.

“I’ve always said that I’d like to retire at Barca, but I know it’s very difficult, almost impossible.

“Admittedly it seemed like I was going back this summer, but I have a contract with Chelsea, I’ve only been there for a year and it’d be very difficult for [a return] to happen.

“[On talking with president Josep Maria Bartomeu], we talked about the team, not me.”

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