Pedro has now confirmed his exit from Chelsea after a five year long stint with the Premier League giant. On confirming his departure from Stamford Bridge, the club has responded with a testimonial message for the veteran winger.
Back in late July, Pedro revealed that his five year long journey with Chelsea has come to a closure. Back in 2015, The former FC Barcelona star arrived in London on a four year contract for a fee of £19 million, and till date has made 206 appearances for the Blues across all competitions, scored 43 times as well as provided 28 assists.
Pedro’s exit from Chelsea happened in parallel with his squad mate Willian’s departure. The Brazilian has also confirmed his move away from the Blues to join Gunners.
The 33 year old’s terminal game for Chelsea was the FA Cup final against Arsenal, in which he unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury. Yesterday, the player took to Twitter to bid his final goodbye to his club.
“It’s been a pleasure and an honour. Thanks and good luck for the future. Come on Blues!!!” Pedro tweeted on 9th August.
— Pedro Rodríguez (@_Pedro17_) August 9, 2020
Now, the club honours him back.
Thank You Pedro: Chelsea honours the departure of the Spanish forward
Chelsea penned down a farewell message on their official website on Monday, while looking back at the five seasons he spent at Stamford Bridge, honouring him as “the most decorated player to have ever represented the Blues.”
“In recent years we have been fortunate to benefit from Pedro’s footballing brain and almost unmatched pedigree for success in the game, which has helped rub off on some of the younger, less experienced players around him,” the club wrote.
“On the training ground and in matches Pedro was the consummate professional; away from the pitch a jovial character with a big grin and a relaxed nature, all attributes that made him popular with players, management and staff alike.”
“He’s been an incredible servant,” Frank Lampard lauded Pedro following the FA Cup final.
“The impact he has had here has been huge. I want to make a big thank you to Peds and wish him well,” the gaffer added.
Pedro won the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season, followed by an FA Cup triumph next year. He also scored a goal in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final victory against Arsenal, and became the first footballer ever to win the Champions League, World Cup, European Championship, Premier League as well as the Europa League.
The Spaniard’s next destination will be AS Roma, as FIFA officially confirmed yesterday on Twitter.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) August 9, 2020