Pedro ‘very excited’ to join Chelsea after ignoring Manchester United advances

by Robbie Dunne

Pedro has revealed he is very excited to begin his career as a Chelsea player and is ready to start winning trophies at the club.

The Spanish international had been a target of Manchester United until the 11th hour when Jose Mourinho swooped in to steal the player from under their nose.

It remains to be seen just how effective a signing Pedro will be for his new side but Man United have been left red-faced over his U-turn and the speed at which Chelsea wrapped up the deal.

He told the club’s website that he is excited to start his ‘adventure’ with the club.

“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,” he said.

“Thanks to the club and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to put the blue shirt on.”

It has been reported that Barcelona and United could not reach an agreement on the price of Pedro but United were offering just €3m less than Chelsea ended up getting the player for. Another aspect of the story that was reported was that Pedro spoke to Victor Valdes about playing for Louis van Gaal, which turned the Barcelona winger off a move.

Regardless of what happened, it has been a disaster from Ed Woodward and the club. United still have a gaping hole in the centre of their defence and need a proven striker to pick up the slack for Wayne Rooney, who hasn’t performed anywhere near his best this season.

It is worrying for United fans to have lost out on Pedro and they will get twitchy as the transfer window draws to a close. It is obvious that United need reinforcements but if they are to continue to mess around in the transfer window, the squad will not be strong enough for domestic and European competition this year.

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