Pedro has confirmed his departure from Chelsea after « five wonderful years » with the Premier League club.
The Spanish forward is out of contract with the Blues and is believed to be heading for Italy next, in order to join Serie A side Roma on a two-year deal.
Unfortunately for him, his final appearance for Chelsea came to a painful end, as he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal at Wembley.
The attacker has since undergone surgery on the injury and did not feature in the heavy Champions League last-16 defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, Pedro reflected on his successul time at Stamford Bridge, thanking all those at the club who helped him feel at home following his move from Barcelona in 2015.
After five wonderful years my stage at Chelsea FC comes to an end. Thanks a lot to the club’s board, to the coaches and teammates I’ve had, and of course to the fans: thank you for the experience of being a member of your big family. I’ve been very happy here, you’ve made me feel like home. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to play for this club and win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League titles, as well as competing in one of the world’s best football leagues. I made the right choice, I take with me wonderful and unforgettable memories. I say farewell very pleased with this stage of my career, and I’m also very excited with the next to begin. Thanks and good luck for the future. Come on Blues!!! @ChelseaFC #KTBFFH #CFC ___________ Tras cinco años maravillosos mi etapa en el Chelsea FC toca a su fin. Muchas gracias a la directiva del club, a los entrenadores y compañeros en este tiempo, y por supuesto a la afición: gracias por la experiencia de pertenecer a vuestra gran familia. He sido muy feliz, me habéis hecho sentir como en casa. Ha sido un placer y un honor jugar para este gran club y ganar la Premier League, la FA Cup y la Europa League, así como haber competido en una de las mejores ligas del Mundo. Sin duda acerté en la elección, me llevo recuerdos maravillosos e inolvidables. Nuevos desafíos y triunfos llegarán seguro. Me despido muy satisfecho con esta etapa de mi carrera que concluye, y a la vez muy ilusionado con la nueva que comienza. Gracias y mucha suerte en el futuro. Come on Blues!!! @ChelseaFC #KTBFFH #CFC
A post shared by Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma (@_pedro17_) on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:26am PDT
« Thanks a lot to the club’s board, to the coaches and team-mates I’ve had, and of course to the fans: thank you for the experience of being a member of your big family. I’ve been very happy here, you’ve made me feel like home. »
The World Cup winner explained that it was a privilege for him to play in the Premier League and believes that he was right to make the switch to England when he did.
He continued: « It’s been a pleasure and an honour to play for this club and win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League titles, as well as competing in one of the world’s best football leagues.
Pedro was part of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea squad who secured the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season, while he also won the FA Cup and the Europa League with the London club in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.
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