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Pedro bids emotional farewell to Chelsea as Spaniard heads to Roma after five-year spell

Pedro has bid an emotional farewell to Chelsea as the Spaniard waved goodbye to the club after five ‘wonderful’ years with the Blues. 

The winger, 33, has left the club after seeing out his contract at Stamford Bridge, having won a host of major honours with the west London club, including the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League. 

Chelsea’s season came to an end on Saturday night after being dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, meaning Pedro has left on a free and will join Roma next season.

The former Barcelona star took to Instagram to express his gratitude to the club and fans for his positive spell in England, having joined from the Catalan club in a £21.5million deal in 2015. 

‘After five wonderful years my stage at Chelsea FC comes to an end,’ he wrote. 

‘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.

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. Come on Blues!!! 🔵🔝 @ChelseaFC #KTBFFH #CFC ___________ Tras cinco años maravillosos mi etapa en el Chelsea FC toca a su fin. Muchas gracias a la directiva del club, a los entrenadores y compañeros en este tiempo, y por supuesto a la afición: gracias por la experiencia de pertenecer a vuestra gran familia. He sido muy feliz, me habéis hecho sentir como en casa. Ha sido un placer y un honor jugar para este gran club y ganar la Premier League, la FA Cup y la Europa League, así como haber competido en una de las mejores ligas del Mundo. Sin duda acerté en la elección, me llevo recuerdos maravillosos e inolvidables. Nuevos desafíos y triunfos llegarán seguro. Me despido muy satisfecho con esta etapa de mi carrera que concluye, y a la vez muy ilusionado con la nueva que comienza. Gracias y mucha suerte en el futuro. Come on Blues!!! 🔵🔝@ChelseaFC #KTBFFH #CFC

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‘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. Come on Blues!!!’

Pedro arrived at Stamford Bridge a serial winner, having played a key part in Pep Guardiola’s iconic Barcelona side. 

The attacker scored 43 goals across 206 appearances for Chelsea.

He scored in last season’s Europa League final as Chelsea swept Arsenal aside, and his final goal for the club came against Everton before lockdown. 

Pedro has signed a two-year deal with Italian side Roma, but will sit out the start of the season as a result of a shoulder injury picked up in the FA Cup final earlier this month.  

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