Pedro: Barcelona’s lucky charm who has finally tired of life on the bench | Sid Lowe

Chelsea look to have secured the signing of a player who was a talisman during an astonishing career at the Camp Nou, even if he was rarely first choice

It had to be you. There were a few minutes to go before the start of the European Super Cup final when Barcelona’s sporting director Robert Fernández spoke to TV3 television and said Pedro had told him he wanted to leave, concluding: “This might be his last game.” There were even fewer minutes to go before the end of last week’s European Super Cup final against Sevilla when the ball dropped inside the six-yard box. In a flash, someone was there, lifting the ball over Beto and into the net. Pedro, of course.

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