Chelsea FC seems to have a lot of players who could be moving out but it appears Pedro Rodriguez has no plans to be one of them. The 32-year-old will be one of the free agents this coming July and Pedro has yet to get a new lease.
The Spanish winger recently appeared in a Spanish radio station and the question on his future was raised. Pedro mentioned terminating his existing contract and the quickly tried to set the records straight. He says that his words were mistranslated and that he does want to stay with The Blues if they want him. No talks have been made between him and Chelsea officials as of this writing.
According to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, negotiations between Pedro and The Blues had already started talks back in February. But discussions have not been spared from the COVID-19 pandemic which shut down major leagues in Europe. Most players are now confined to their homes for their safety to avoid contract the coronavirus, Goal.com reported.
"As many people know, my contract is up in May," Pedro said. "But I still haven't spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I'll carry on."
The misconception has sent Chelsea fans and followers in disarray, some even already thanking and saying their goodbyes to the 32-year-old winger. Aware of the damage that his interview has caused, Pedro is now trying to do damage control by telling most that nothing is definite moving forward.
Lampard has gotten his share of ups and downs with Chelsea. He has been under the radar for the players he has opted to play and Pedro is no exception. The Spanish winger has sunk in the playing order over at Stamford Bridge, probably another reason why most are speculating that Pedro would likely be on his way out. But as repeatedly mentioned, that does not seem to be the case.
"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," he said.
Outside the football field, Pedro is also doing his part in helping the ones affected by COVID-19. He has donated protective screens to hospitals in Spain and plans to extend more help through his foundation.
"I will try to help the maximum possible number of people, so that once more we can say thank you to all the people who are confronting this situation day after day and who have to contend with the virus, and with the people who have been affected daily. We want to thank them once more in this way for the work they are doing every day," Pedro said.