Frank Lampard’s youth revolution has transfered so much faster than anybody expected. Numerous younger prospects have broken through and shown they belong at the top level.
All of this means there’s been a surprising consequence for the older members of the line-up. Many thought Chelsea would be desperate to keep hold of their veteran players while they were under a transfer ban. It turns out they might not want them.
Pedro has found himself out of the first-team picture for most of this campaign. The emergence of Christian Pulisic in recent weeks has made it even more likely that he will leave when his contract ends next Summer.
According to a report in The Sun, Fenerbahce desire him to team up with them and Victor Moses at the end of the campaign. Because his deal is expiring he can start talking to foreign clubs in the winter.
It’s difficult to see Chelsea making much of an effort to keep hold of him, and at the age of 32 it should be relevant to Pedro to make one final move where he’s seen as an essential player.
Turkish clubs have a history of throwing big wages at foreigners who are a bit past it, so Pedro seems the ideal fit for the type of player they usually target. The former Barca man might be a good signing for a Spanish team if he wanted to return home, but there’s no visible indication of that just now.
The report goes on to indicate a January transfer might even be possible if Chelsea are able to start signing new players in the next window.
Whether he goes to Turkey is yet to be determined, but it certainly looks like the Spaniard’s time at Chelsea is coming to an end.