Chelsea winger Pedro has hinted he could extend his tenure at Stamford Bridge and said recent quotes suggesting he was due to leave were as a a result of a mistranslation.
The 32-year-old deal in west London is due to expire in May, and he was alleged to have told Cadena Ser he was terminating his contract.
But Pedro has spoke to Chelsea’s official website in an effort to clarify those remarks, assuring he could still extend his terms with the Premier League giants rather than leave:
“As many people know, my contract is 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 is 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.”
Soccer AM provided a look at Pedro’s previous comments regarding a separation:
Jose Mourinho was in his second stint as Chelsea manager when Pedro joined the Blues in 2015, but he became a fringe figure under Frank Lampard this season due in large part to a series of injuries and illnesses.
Pedro isn’t the only player whose playing future is up for debate at present, with many soon-to-be free agents disrupted as a result of the delays caused by the coronavirus.
Fellow right-winger Willian is also due to be a free agent this summer, while Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and impending arrival Hakim Ziyech will provide younger (and likely better) options out wide.