Pedro denies saying he wants Barcelona exit

first_imgManchester United target Pedro has denied saying he wants to leave Barcelona, though the Spanish forwards admits his future at the Catalan club is uncertain.Pedro came off the bench to score an extra-time winner as Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 in a thrilling UEFA Super Cup final on Tuesday night.But the forward had made headlines even before kick-off, with club technical secretary Robert Fernandez quoted as saying that Pedro had told him he wanted to move on from the Nou Camp club.However, speaking after the game, Pedro denied saying he wanted out and, while insisting he is happy at Barca, admits he does not know what the future holds for him.Asked if he wanted to go or not, the long-serving forward was quoted as saying by AS: “The answer is no. But it’s complicated for many things.“It’s not for money, as has been said – which is another lack of respect. It’s a question of continuity, of minutes. I’m an ambitious player. Stay or go, I will always be of this team.“I don’t know if it will be my last game for Barcelona. I only want to enjoy this title.”Pedro has been heavily linked with a move to United as they look to replace Angel di Maria, who joined Paris St Germain for £44.3million last week.Regarding Fernandez’s claims he wanted to move on from Barcelona, the winger added: “There are many pros and cons about my situation. The comments of Robert Fernandez are unfair. He’s made some very unfortunate declarations. I’ve crossed two words with him and he doesn’t know what I’ve been through at the club to talk like that of me.“I know who I am and I will always be of Barca. Such people shouldn’t speak in this way.”Pedro added on Antena 3: “I’ve not said what Robert’s said, or at least not how I said it. I’m calm, happy and I will always continue giving everything if I continue at this club.With Brazil striker Neymar being struck down with mumps over the weekend, it had been thought Pedro would line up alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front in Barca’s starting line-up on Tuesday.However, coach Luis Enrique opted to leave the 28-year-old on the bench and start with Rafinha, and it was not until extra-time that Pedro was sent on.Pedro made a match-winning impact, though, scoring the deciding goal moments from the end as Barca claimed a dramatic win.Pedro said: “The truth is I had a good chance to play, especially since of what happened to Neymar, and it wasn’t to be. The coach has decided not to count on me. I don’t know, I don’t know if I will continue here.“I’m here now and I want to enjoy this title.“Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I’m here, and I’m happy. And if I go I will go with my head held high having always given everything. These fans and this club are incredible.” Barcelona forward Pedro 1last_img read more

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