The Blues winger has Dropped out of favour at Stamford Bridge and He’s been Awarded another lucrative escape route
Pedro has been targeted by Vissel Kobe as the Chelsea attacker explores his options to leave Stamford Bridge in the long run after falling out of favour under Frank Lampard.
Kobe have signed high-profile titles like David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen, while Fernando Torres also moved to Japan to play Sagan Tosu in a bid to boost the J League over the coming seasons.
Pedro would be the newest star name to get there from the ambitious league, while he would be considered a designated player in America if he is transferred to MLS.
Inter Miami, the team co-owned by David Beckham, have talked up the lifestyle opportunities in Florida for Pedro and the large numbers of Spanish speakers in town as they seem to meet with their DP spots.
There’s additional interest from teams in bringing him back to Spain, even though that isn’t in the elite clubs in La Liga after Pedro confessed to being keen on a return to Barcelona.
Chelsea boss Lampard has talked about his desire to maintain Pedro but MLS clubs will give him an opportunity to leave west London following the January transfer deadline with the US window running from February 12 until March 5.
“He’s part of my plans, I began the season and he was in my group, and then, sadly, he got injured at Norwich before the match, and I needed to make a change. Then he had been out for a little while, and I really do have competition in that area,” Lampard recently told reporters at Cobham Training Centre.
“He’s had pieces here and there, I know that he needs more games, I get that. But he surely has something he can contribute here with his expertise and his ability to split lines and operate behind people and perhaps get those goals in the vicinity of the box.
“He’s here, I understand that his contract is up at the end of the year but I am not even looking that far ahead. He is here, he’s part of this squad and I want everybody because football can change very fast. There may be a period of matches where you’re on the seat, from the squad, something changes and that’s the moment that you must come in and create.
Folks come in and do well; they remain in the group.