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Barcelona winger Pedro has admitted that he is unsure of his future at the Camp Nou after becoming disillusioned by a lack of first team opportunities.

The Spanish international scored 19 goals in all competitions this season but is still continually linked with a move away from the Catalan club this summer.

With the emerging Neymar and the impressive Alexis Sanchez, Pedro has often been overlooked in the big games this season and whilst he has stressed that he is happy in Catalunya, he has admitted that he would have liked to have featured more for his side over the past year.

"I don't know [if I'll stay]," he told AS. "I'm happy at the club, but I don't know what the future holds for me. I'd rather have played more, especially in big games, where I featured less.

"Overall, I ended up happy because in the games where I played, I was able to help the team a lot. We'll see what happens next year.

"It's not easy to get into the Barcelona team. The coach decided to use other players and I respect his opinion. I don't hold any grudges."

With new manager, Luis Enrique, there will undoubtedly be changes at the Nou Camp after a thoroughly disappointing season both domestically and in Europe.

Pedro did, however, seem eager to back his new manager and has been impressed by his work at Celta Vigo.

"I think he'll fit in well. He has the advantage of knowing the intricacies of the club," he added. "Luis Enrique is a coach with character, with clear ideas."

The 26-year-old’s main focus is of course Spain's World Cup campaign and having enjoyed such success on the international stage, Pedro and his teammates will be eager to impress yet again.

"We are the champions and we'll try to win the title. It would be nice to do it, but the competition out there complicates it," he continued.

"The most important thing in this type of competition is to progress, but it's preferable to finish first in your group because it gives you more confidence for the knock out stages."

It will most likely be after the World Cup when Pedro will learn his fate for next season and with several Premier League clubs watching his progress this summer including Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs, don’t be surprised if Pedro is lining up for a Premier League side come August.

With Barca looking at stars such as Marco Reus and Juan Mata as well as the returning Gerard Delofeu, now could be the time for Pedro to spread his wings and become one of the leading men for a team outside of Spain.

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