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Pedro wants Barcelona stay

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Barcelona winger Pedro has vowed that he will stay at the club next season and improve on his personal contribution.

The 25-year-old scored just seven goals in all competitions this season as the Primera Division champions regained their domestic crown but crashed out of the Champions League semi-final at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Talking to Spanish newspaper Marca, Pedro said: “I wish I could contribute more, but I'm happy with the opportunities I've had and want to keep improving.

"I try to work and help my team-mates. This year I may have contributed less and I hope the next season is better."

Speculation surrounding the future of Brazilian playmaker Neymar is ongoing with many sources claiming that an agreement is already in place to take the 21-year-old to the Nou Camp next season.

The deal would undoubtedly spell the end for one of Barcelona’s attacking stars.

And with the summer transfer window just around the corner, Pedro recognises his future in Catalonia is uncertain.

Pedro added: “There are always changes and many players have left, but my clear intention is to stay here. I have to wait to see if the club decides to sell me, but I am calm.

"He (Neymar) is a great player and the club want the best in the world. His arrival would be a great joy because we would be very strong.

"It would mean more competition in attack but it suits me well personally because I'm still learning. Hopefully he can come."

If Barcelona decide to part ways with Pedro, the Spain international would certainly have a number of suitors, most notably English duo Manchester United and Arsenal, who have reportedly shown an interest in the past. 

 

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