Earlier today it was announced that Chelsea have signed Barcelona striker Pedro, after hijacking United’s bid. Pedro says Mourinho is key.
Pedro who fell out of favour when Suarez joined Barcelona, pushed for a move away from the club. And United came knocking, it was set to happen, until Chelsea came knocking also.
Chelsea have Mourinho, who worked his magic and got the Spaniard to opt for a move to Stamford Bridge instead of Old Trafford.
All this is according to Pedro, who joined Chelsea on a deal worth £21.4 million.
“It’s absolutely great to be here … [Mourinho] is one of the main reasons why I’m here. He phoned me a few times and said he needed me to make the team stronger,” he told the club’s official website.
“He has won titles wherever he has been. I am really looking forward to playing under him and hopefully winning more titles.
“I spoke to Cesc. We are very good friends. I knew I would feel at home here and that was one of the main reasons why I decided to join.
“He’s a great player, he’s got brilliant vision and he links up really well with the other attacking players. I know we work well together on the pitch so I can’t wait to play with him again.
“I have also played with Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta before, for the national team, so I feel very comfortable here.
“I do everything possible to win. I have helped Barcelona win titles and I want to do exactly the same thing at Chelsea, because ultimately we are all here to win things.”