News broke out today that Spain international Pedro Rodriguez has signed a four year contract with the Blues which will see him play till 2019. This shocked so many fans after reports had earlier claimed the 28-year old star had agreed a personal term with Manchester United.
Speaking to Chelsea’s TV, Pedro gave his reasons for snubbing the Red Devil for a move to Stamford Bridge. He claimed the Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho convinced him to sign for Chelsea via series of phone calls.
“He is one of the main reasons why I’m here,” Pedro told Chelsea TV.
“He phoned me a few times and said he needed me to make the team stronger.
“He has won titles wherever he has been. I am really looking forward to playing under him and hopefully winning more titles.”
The 28-year old attacker also said his fellow country-man Cesc Fabregas, also convinced him for the move to Chelsea;
“Yes, 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.”