Pedro signed with the Barcelona academy at 16. He graduated to the Barcelona C team, then the B team, and has been with the first team since 2008. He’s grown up at the Camp Nou, and with the Barcelona people. And now that time in Catalonia is going to come to an end.
Pedro, now 28, has never really been a consistent first choice player. Such is the nature of being at Barcelona, where the club continues to buy the best players in the world. So while Pedro may be very good – good enough to be on Spain’s 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro winning teams – Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez are locked in as the team’s three forwards. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique admitted that there wasn’t a ton the club could do to keep him. Pedro is leaving.
As you can imagine, some fans are not particularly happy with the idea of losing their beloved Pedro. They’ve now spent a decade loving him.
One fan in particular was really not OK with it, and when she asked him about leaving the club, he left it open-ended. Then the crying started.
Pedro won’t just be leaving Barcelona with five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles and three Copa del Reys. He’s also leaving with a trail of blubbering fans in his wake.
Poor fans, stuck with Messi, Neymar and Suárez.