Transfer Rumour: Barcelona ready to sign Pedro on their conditions, loan details revealed
Spanish international Pedro recently revealed he wants to return to Barcelona after finding it difficult to settle at Chelsea and had already conducted talks with Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. It’s no secret Barcelona are going through a financial crisis and don’t really have the money to make a significant investment on Pedro, whilst there are other areas they want to improve. Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo, however, doesn't rule out the possibility of Pedro returning to Camp Nou on loan and have revealed the details on Thursday.
Mundo Deportivo believes that Pedro has to convince Chelsea to let him leave on loan, with Barcelona paying his wages. It seems the Catalan giants are not prepared to pay any loan fee as well, but the move would be made permanent if the Spaniard manages to impress on his return.
Chelsea have been quite productive in the transfer market in recent years, and it remains to be seen if they’d be interested in that sort of loan agreement. Earlier, Pedro admitted a return to Barcelona is complicated, but refused to rule it out.
“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 beIN Sports.
The former Barcelona forward signed for Chelsea at the start of last season in a deal worth €27m and managed to score 8 goals this season for the London club. If Barcelona and Pedro need a reminder how difficult it can be to deal with Chelsea they can very well ask Real Betis and Charly Musonda.
Real Betis keen to extend deal for Musonda
The Chelsea youngster spent the last season on loan at Real Betis, and both the parties are very keen on extending the loan spell. Chelsea, however, haven’t sanctioned a loan yet, despite several attempts from the La Liga side.
According to the latest reports on Spanish website ABC.es, Real Betis are ready to make a final attempt to sign Musonda on loan. The La Liga side want to pay Musonda’s loan fee depending on the number of appearances he makes for them, whilst Chelsea want a fixed amount to allow him to leave.
Several clubs are interested in signing Musonda on loan, but the player is keen on continuing at Real Betis. The youngster feels settled at the club, and that would obviously allow him to focus on his football next season.
Real Betis are prepared to look at alternatives if Chelsea further delay the negotiations. The 19-year-old made 16 league appearances for Real Betis last season, since signing for them on loan in January.