Pedro has confirmed he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after the forward revealed he will be ‘terminating’ his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The Spain international is out-of-contract at the end of the current campaign and has now revealed he will not be extending his stay at the club, Pedro having spent five seasons at Chelsea following a £21 million arrival from Barcelona in 2015.
The 32-year-old will depart on a free transfer after making over 200 appearances for the Blues, but says he is yet to consider or decide on his next step amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“I’m terminating my contract,” he told Spanish radio station La Cadena SER. “But right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it.
“The most important thing is for everyone to show solidarity. Whatever happens regarding my future will happen but right now is not important as we don’t even know when we will return to training.
“We have been in quarantine because one of our players (Callum Hudson-Odoi) tested positive for coronavirus, he is now well and we are very happy for him.”
Pedro has recently paid for 3,000 protective screens for hospitals in Spain to help in the fight against the coronavirus, with almost 50,000 confirmed cases in the country at present.
The forward has urged everyone to help in any way possible as the planet bids to deal with the outbreak, and is hopeful that together we can stop the virus and ensure normality returns.
“The materials are scarce and everything that can be helped is welcome,” he said. “The hospitals told us that they are a good resource for them, and we wanted to contribute our grain of sand with these protective screens.
“I am very sorry for everything that is happening and the news that comes to us from Spain. From here I once again thank all the health personnel, the state security forces, the people who are in the supermarkets day-by-day, thank you to everyone for the work you are doing. Hopefully, we can stop this virus.”