transfers | 2015-07-14
Pedro Rodríguez confirms his release clause has been reduced
FC Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez has said that he does not want to think about his future at the moment, despite the fact that he has offers, especially after his release clause was lowered.
“I don't want to think about the future, I want to rest, be calm and to start the preseason on Wednesday with my teammates and then we’ll see what comes after,” he said at a football camp in Balaguer.
Pedro added that he didn’t want to say anything else “because it would be a lack of respect to my club, Barça. Now I just want to enjoy the camp with the kids.”
However, he did confirm that his release clause has been lowered to €30 million: “That’s true, both the club and I decided to reduce the clause and it’s true there are offers.”
The Canary Islander recognized that “it's a complicated situation. Everyone wants more minutes, more options, to be in the front line and here it’s true that this is getting more and more complicated. I know no other place will be like Barça. It’s a dream, I’ve won a lot of titles and they have filled me with joy and satisfaction, but everyone has the ambition to continue improving and to play.”
He didn't deny that he’d love to continue at Barcelona: “I wish I could retire at Barça, but it’s a very demanding club. It’s difficult to be at that level, we will see what happens. Everyone is happier when they play. I don't know when there will be a solution. I want to begin preseason and we will see.”
With regards to the new season, Pedro gave his opinion on the signings of Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal. “Barça are building a competitive team, I like the signings,” he said.
He also showed his support for Lionel Messi: “Not one person can doubt that Leo is the best in the world and, thanks to him, Argentina are better than they would be.”
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