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Pedro signs new Chelsea deal

Chelsea forward Pedro has signed a one-year contract to extend his contract until 2020.

The 31-year-old Spaniard moved to Chelsea in 2015, leaving Barcelona for a £21 million ($27m) fee.

“It is very good for me, I am really happy here in the club, with my teammates, the supporters and the club in general,” Pedro told Chelsea’s official website.

“It’s important for me to continue with Chelsea. I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies. I want to help the team, score goals, and I repeat, I am really happy.”

Pedro has so far played in 131 games for Chelsea, scoring 28 goals.

While Pedro has committed his future, doubts persist over the likes of N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Willian.

Chelsea will take on Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

 

About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.