• Pedro prefers to stay with Chelsea
  • Pedro still in talks with The Blules
  • Pedro aiding in fight against COVID-19

Pedro Rodriguez is one of the multiple players with expiring deals. Currently with Chelsea FC, the 32-year-old winger has yet to get a new contract with The Blues although a recent interview initially hinted at his plans. it turns out that he was misquoted and Pedro is now setting the records straight.

Speaking to a Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Pedro was asked about his plans moving forward. At one point, the winger mentioned something about terminating his current deal. At first, it seemed to hint that he wanted out of Chelsea and would be testing free agency. It turns out that he was misunderstood and does want to play on for The Blues.

"As many people know, my contract is up in May," Pedro said. "But I still haven't spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I'll carry on."

Pedro and the Chelsea management were holding talks as early as February. But with the coronavirus outbreak, communications were cut. With league play grounded, Pedro is one of many athletes forced into isolation. However, the Spaniard is not solely quarantining himself and is doing his share to help the fight against the COVID-19.

Pedro has been making donations to hospitals in the form of protective screens. He plans to extend more aid through the help of his foundation. He also lauds the medical workers carrying on the fight, particularly the doctors and nurses. Aside from protective gear, the veteran footballer also plans to provide an ample supply of food to the frontliners who are rendering long hours in the fight against the coronavirus.

"I will try to help the maximum possible number of people so that once more we can say thank you to all the people who are confronting this situation day after day and who have to contend with the virus, and with the people who have been affected on a daily basis. We want to thank them once more in this way for the work they are doing every day," Pedro said.

As for his future, Pedro knows that he can wait. But given his age and tenure with Chelsea, he prefers to stick around under the call of Frank Lampard and most likely end his career with The Blues.

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