Former Barcelona winger Pedro has reportedly admitted to his close friends that he regrets making a move to Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer. The Spanish international has been a disappointment at Chelsea so far this season after completing a £21million transfer from the Spanish giants. Manchester United were close to signing the midfielder in August but Chelsea hijacked the deal at the last moment.

Pedro was influenced by Cesc Fabregas to sign for Chelsea

The close relationship between Pedro and Fabregas played a huge role in the winger’s choice to sign for the Blues but ironically the pair has failed to deliver in what has been a disastrous campaign for Chelsea.
“He was persuaded to move to Chelsea by Cesc Fabregas,” a source close to Pedro told Football Insider.

“But he now regrets doing so.”

“Pedro believes the team’s playing style is too functional and does not play to his strengths. He did not think the attacking players were given enough freedom under Jose Mourinho. That might change under Guus Hiddink but it is too early to tell,” the source added.

The 28-year-old was hoping to link up with former teammate Fabregas at Chelsea, but the sudden decline in form of the midfielder has nullified one of his main supply lines. Pedro started off his Chelsea career in great fashion having scored two goals against West Bromwich Albion away from home, but the injury he suffered against Tottenham kept him out of action for some time and he has looked rusty ever since his return.

Premier league is a different challenge: Pedro

Speaking to the Mirror in October, Pedro admits that the challenge posed by the Premier league is difficult and that he found it difficult to adapt to.

“It’s hard. It’s very different to what I’m used to [at Barcelona],” Pedro told the Mirror. “But, little by little, I’m integrating more, adapting with my team-mates and the team and that’s the most important thing.”

“Everything is different, very different to the football I’m used to. I think there are a lot of differences, very physical football, very strong. A lot of players attack and it’s always complicated. All the games are competitive and very balanced,” he added.

Pedro has scored just three goals and supplied three assists in 20 appearances, which compares unfavourably with his strike rate at Barcelona, where he scored one goal in every three matches, striking 99 times and providing 63 assists in 321 games. However, he has started the last three matches on the left flank following Mourinho’s departure and scored in the 3-1 win over Sunderland.

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