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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Chelsea and Liverpool on high alert as Pedro admits he may leave Barcelona

Pedro Rodriguez of Spain challenges goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer (R) of the Netherlands during their international soccer friendly match in Amsterdam Arena March 31, 2015
Pedro Rodriguez of Spain challenges goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer (R) of the Netherlands during their international soccer friendly match in Amsterdam Arena March 31, 2015

Barcelona attacker Pedro has admitted rumours he could leave the club are only logical due to his lack of playing time.

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are firmly established as Luis Enrique’s first choice options in attack at Camp Nou and the Masia graduate has been pushed to the sidelines, making just 12 league starts so far this season.

Pedro has been linked with a move to the Premier League  and acknowledges it is only normal for observers to believe he will leave Barca this summer.

“When you do not have a lot of playing time, of course you do not feel like one of the important players,” he said.

“When you play few games, not many minutes, it is normal that there can be talk of leaving. That is logical.

“It is the same for all players; everyone wants to play. When you do not play in important games, then it is a difficult situation.

“There is a lot of talk at the moment. I am relaxed but it is difficult.”

However, Pedro’s focus is on securing silverware before the end of the current campaign. Barca sit top of La Liga and will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last eight, with a Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao also to look forward to.

He continued: “The most important thing is to remain calm and finish the season well. I hope I can help the team. There is no decision yet and at the moment I am with the club.”

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