Pedro Rodriguez has lived in some of Europe’s classiest destinations and called both Stamford Bridge and the Stadio Olimpico home, but appears to be considering returning to his homeland.
Part of Barcelona’s incredible Wembley performance in the Champions League final in 2011, Pedro then chose to move to England, where he spent five years with Chelsea. Two summers ago he moved to Roma but was deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho last July.
He moved to Lazio across the city and signed a two-year contract with Maurizio Sarri’s Biancoceleste.
“I have one year left in my contract with Lazio, and I’ll decide what to do once it’s over. For now, I’ll stay here. I think I can still play football for one or two years,” he told Radio Marca, as referenced by Football Italia.
“I leave everything open for the future even if there are a few personal aspects I must consider,” he admitted.
Pedro was clear that his family could play a large part in his next move.
“I’d like to be closer to Barcelona to stay with my sons. Football has some negatives, it limits your personal life sometimes, you can miss out on many things because of football.”
Although a return to Barcelona seems unlikely, Pedro continues to be a starting calibre forward for Lazio, who are fighting it out for a Europa League spot in Serie A. Although he would be 36 shortly after the expiration of his contract, he could represent an interesting option on a free.
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