If there’s any footballer in the world that has done almost everything there is to do in football, it’s Chelsea’s Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma — or Pedro for short. Having won several league titles with both the Blues and Barcelona over his 14-year career, as well as a World Cup and a Euro with his native Spain, Pedro would be a great grab for any club needing both talent and leadership, despite him being in his early 30’s.
With only six months left on his contract with Chelsea, the Spanish winger has already attracted attention for his services. And according to Goal.com, one of those suitors is none other than New York City FC.
According to Goal’s report, Inter Miami — who begin MLS play this upcoming season — are also attempting to court Pedro as his Chelsea contract ticks down.
Having lost out to the younger talent coming up through Chelsea’s ranks, Pedro hasn’t shied away from discussing a move away from the London-based club. Just recently, Pedro told L’Esportiu that he would “drop everything” should his former club Barcelona make contact.
Obviously, the odds of the aging Pedro attracting the likes of Barcelona aren’t really high. But his desire to leave Chelsea opens the door for clubs — NYCFC included — to potentially land the Spanish legend.
At the end of the day, this is a transfer that will depend completely on the financials. Currently, NYCFC have no Designated Player roster spots available whereas Inter Miami have two. In that regard, David Beckham’s club might have the advantage there. But should New York City be able to offload the often maligned Jesus Medina before the summer, the move isn’t outside the realm of possibility.