Confirmed: Pedro joins Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Spain international Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona.

The Premier League club’s official website reports the signing of the winger but doesn’t confirm a fee, however it’s said in Spain that the Blues and La Blaugrana agreed terms on a deal worth €28m and €2m in variables.

“I am very happy to be here. I am very excited to start my adventure at Chelsea and I am here to keep winning titles,” Pedro said.

“Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.”

Pedro had at one point appeared bound for Manchester United before it was rumoured earlier this week that Jose Mourinho’s club had trumped their domestic rivals.

The 28-year-old is a graduate of Barca’s La Masia academy and won five League titles, three Spanish Cups, three Champions Leagues and two Club World Cups in more than 300 appearances for the Catalans.

He also has more than 50 caps for Spain and was part of the team that claimed the European Championships in 2010 and the World Cup two years earlier.

Pedro joins fellow Spain internationals Diego Costa, Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge, the latter also a former Barca colleague.

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