Chelsea forward Pedro has revealed he held provisional talks over a return to Barcelona last summer but admits a swift move back to the Nou Camp is “almost impossible at this point” – even if he hopes to return one day.
Pedro joined the Blues in 2015 for £21m and has started three Premier League games under Antonio Conte but admits he considered his future over the summer.
Speaking to Catalan radio station RAC-1, he said: “I spoke to (Josep Maria) Bartomeu (president of Barcelona) and it looked as though I’d return to Barcelona last summer, but I think the talks were given more importance than they really had.
“If you asked me if I’d like to go back, my answer is obvious, because it is a great club where I have great team-mates and a fanbase that appreciates me. I’ve always said I’d like to retire at Barcelona but it is very difficult, almost impossible at this point.”