Ernesto Valverde supports Pedro’s return to Barcelona – Valverde says he is a historic player

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Ernesto Valverde accepts Pedro’s return to Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde defines Pedro as a “historic” Barcelona player following the Chelsea winger’s wish to return to Camp Nou.

The Spaniard says he would love to go back to his former club where he won 20 major trophies. Including five Laliga titles and three Champions Leagues between 2008-2015. 

The 32-year-old has not been having a good play since the reign of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge. He has only played four Premier League games this season under Lampard.

However, his contract with the Blues will expire at the end of the season. While the Spain international might leave next month.

Though, the Spanish forward had his best playtime in the 2017/18 season where he scored 14 goals in 31 appearances. But this term is the worse for the former Barca player.

Barca coach Valverde told reporters about Pedro’s homecoming on Friday and said: “He’s a historic Barca player – let’s not kid ourselves. He’s one of the players to win the most titles with this club, but he plays for another club now.

“We have to respect players at other clubs. We’ll see what might happen in the future.” he ended.

Meanwhile, report says that the future of Barca’s midfield is doubtful. As their two midfielders, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal  are uncertain ahead of January transfer.

Further report says they are both linked with moves to Serie A, with Vidal already impressing Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Marotta revealed after his side lost to Barca in the Champions League that he has an interest in Vidal. But the Catalans boss, Valverde is unstable on his plans for the player.

Also, Rakitic fought for a game-time early in the season and even understood his condition is weakening him. Although, he has been impressive in their last triumphs over Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Real Mallorca, and Inter.

As a result of this, the Spanish manager may likely reinforce his midfield with a former star, Pedro. Let’s see how his homecoming would be after his contract with Chelsea.