Chelsea winger Pedro does not want to participate in the remainder of the Premier League season. The former Barcelona ace is out of contract this summer and has agreed on a deal with Italian side AS Roma.
It is understood that the winger does not want to jeopardize his next contract and is unwilling to sign a short extension with the Blues.
The Telegraph reports that Pedro has a two-year agreement with an option of a third with the Italian side and this represents his last chance to earn a big contract.
The skilful winger is wary that an injury during the last set of matches could scupper the deal and he is willing to sit out the remainder of the season. Pedro is not the only player in Chelsea with similar thoughts as Brazilian winger Willian may be heading in the same path.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a headache for clubs who have players out of contract in the summer. Although a vast majority have signed short term deals some players are wary of getting injured and losing out on potentially lucrative deals.