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Pedro Barcelona give forward official send-off

About 20 Barcelona players were present at the send-off of Chelsea new signing Pedro

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  play Barcelona give Pedro official send-off (Daily Mail)
  play The forward addresses fans and officials of Barcelona (AFP/Getty Images)

New Chelsea forward Pedro was today, Monday, August 23 given his official send-off by Barcelona.

The forward hurriedly left Spain for London to sign for Chelsea and prepare for the league game against West Brom, leaving him with no time to say his goodbyes to Barcelona fans.

At a press conference put together by Barcelona, the forward was given a rapturous send off by his former team-mates.

Leo Messi, Neymar, Gerard Pique, sergio busquets, Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta were among 20 players who were present at the press conference.

He was accompanied by his wife Carolina and their two-year-old son Bryan.

  play Barcelona players at Pedro's send-off (Barcelona/Twitter)

 

At the press conference, Pedro expressed his sadness at leaving the club but assured fans that Barcelona won't be affected by his departure.

"I'm sad to be leaving this great group but I want to play," Pedro said.

"I knew that I could stay here and that if I did I would have been fine but I knew there was also an option to leave. Saying goodbye to my marvellous team-mates is the hardest thing. I been here for ten years and it's a strange situation."

  play Pedro chats with Jordi Alba at his send-off press conference (Barcelona/Twitter)

 

Pedro spent 10 years at Barcelona, wining 20 trophies.

Pedro in his 10 years at Barcelona, played 321 games, scored 99 goals and won 20 trophies  before last Thursday’s move to Chelsea.

The forward started his Chelsea career with a bang scoring on his debut against West Brom and assisting another.

Watch Pedro make a Barcelona fan cry, below:

Pedro makes a fan cry after admitting he will be leaving for Manchester United

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