Pedro Rodriguez eyeing Barcelona return? No thanks!

Pedro Rodriguez has revealed that he met Barcelona supremo Josep Maria Bartomeu to discuss a return to the Camp Nou this summer, only one year after swapping the colours of the La Liga champions for the blue of Chelsea.

Speaking during the summer transfer period, Pedro explained: "I have already spoken about it with president Bartomeu. I spoke to all the people who want me there. It’s complicated, but I’ve always said that I would like to retire at Barcelona. However, I know it’s difficult because the years go by and the club has the best players in the world, it is a very demanding club and to return is complicated. But I do not rule it out either.”

Pedro told the Catalan media on Monday: "I talked with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. But perhaps more was made of the conversation than what it merited, in terms of speculation. It is difficult to return somewhere, but you will always have memories of your time at the club."

While it is clear that Pedro has been doing everything within his power to return to Barcelona, having the Spanish international back at the Camp Nou makes absolutely no sense for the Catalan giants.

Pedro was a hugely effective forward as a youngster, particularly during the Pep Guardiola era but, unfortunately, his form and freshness declined alarmingly over the years -- to the point that he was barely able to change the outcome of the many games he entered as a late substitute.

Given how desperate Pedro was to leave Barcelona only a couple of summers ago, it truly makes no sense to even consider a return now the player is 29 years old and struggling to find his feet in the English Premier League.

Thanks for the memories and good luck at Chelsea, Pedro.

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