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Official: Pedro Signs For Chelsea

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Harvz   

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Pedro from Barcelona.

The Spaniard arrives as a highly coveted winger who can also play as a central striker. He is proven at the very highest level and already possesses an impressive medal haul. The 28-year-old has accumulated three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles, as well as being a world and European champion on the international stage. He said: ‘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. 'Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.’

Born in Tenerife, the diminutive Pedro, whose full name is Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma, signed for Barςa’s academy in 2004 and made his first-team debut in January 2008 after catching the eye for their B team. By 2009/10, the two-footed, fast and direct winger had become an important part of the Barcelona team. He was the first player ever to score in the Spanish league, Copa del Rey, Champions League, both the European and Spanish Super Cups as well as the World Club Cup. His brilliant performances at club level saw him secure a place in the Spain squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Pedro started both the semi-final and final, and was a key figure in their victory over the Netherlands. A year later he scored the opening goal in the Champions League final at Wembley as Barςa beat Manchester United 3-1. He was a substitute alongside then Chelsea players Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Spain’s Euro 2012 victory over Italy.

The winger was also part of the squad which travelled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Pedro came on as a late substitute in Barcelona’s most recent major success - May’s Champions League final win over Juventus in Berlin. He concluded his time at the Catalan club in the most memorable manner, scoring the winning goal in their 5-4 UEFA Super Cup triumph over Sevilla."

http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/08/pedro-signs-for-chelsea-.html

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paulw66   

Interesting signing in more ways than one.

Where will he play, who will make way and who will get shipped out?

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Harvz   

Delighted with this one. Reckon this will be seen as a real coup by the end of the season. Finally someone other than Hazard, Terry and Costa's dodgy hamstrings that can score.

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Olusisi   

Good luck Pedro, He should offer some pace and goals to the attack, he most likely play a similiar role to Schurrle but hopeful he should be a lot more consistent because of his experience.

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Never been a huge fan of Pedro, but I think he'll be a very good squad option. If the alleged fee of £19 million up front is correct, with 2 mil in add-ons, that represents reasonable value in the market. Getting strangely excited for this one now.

Edited by Curtis Brand

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Made up. Excellent player, a goalscorer, hardworking, passionate, already has a friendship with another important player at the club. And for around £20m very good value.

I don't see him as a squad option. I think he'll be starting (and with Jose at the helm, that means the vast majority of games) on the right of the three.

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Welcome Pedro, top signing for me. Pace, great crossing, scores, creates, great attitude, proven winner, not too expensive.

He'll be a starter for me. Possibly even moving to a 4-3-3.

Great work by the club.

Edited by James Prescott

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If anything, you got to love how the media is squirming trying to spin this positively for United. Truly shatters their world view. Just like the signing of Fabregas did. Or Hazard. Or Essien. or..

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