Pedro Rodriguez has bid farewell to Chelsea FC after the London club was dumped out of the UEFA Champions League following an excruciating humiliation in the hands of Bayern Munich.
BofemNG reports that Pedro, who is out of contract with the Blues, announced leaving Chelsea on Sunday via his official Twitter account, saying he was pleased with his time at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish forward reflected on his successful time at Stamford Bridge, thanking all those at the club who helped him feel at home following his move from Barcelona in 2015.
“After five wonderful years, my stage at Chelsea FC comes to an end. Thanks a lot to the club’s board, to the coaches and teammates I’ve had, and of course to the fans: thank you for the experience of being a member of your big family. I’ve been very happy here, you’ve made me feel like home.
“It’s been a pleasure and an honour to play for this club and win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League titles, as well as competing in one of the world’s best football leagues. I made the right choice, I take with me wonderful and unforgettable memories.
“I say farewell very pleased with this stage of my career, and I’m also very excited with the next to begin. Thanks and good luck for the future,” stated Pedro in a statement.
The Spain international’s appearance for Chelsea came to a painful end as he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal at Wembley.
The attacker has since undergone surgery on the injury and did not feature in the heavy Champions League last-16 defeat to Bayern Munich of Saturday.
He was part of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea squad that secured the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season, while he also won the FA Cup and the Europa League with the London club in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.