Spain star has no desire to leave Barcelona


Barcelona forward Pedro has reiterated his desire to stay at the club for the foreseeable future, reports Sky Sports.

The summer signing of Neymar will increase competition for places at Camp Nou, but speaking in Brazil ahead of Spain's Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay on Sunday, the 25-year-old made clear his intention to stay and fight for his place in Tito Vilanova's team.

"There is nothing at the moment, I am calm," said Pedro. "I trust this club, my team-mates and I hope to stay for a long time."

Having been with the Catalan club since the age of 17, the Spain international has established himself as a key cog in the Barcelona side, and made 40 appearances - scoring seven goals - in 2012/13.

And, even with Vilanova strengthening his options in wide areas with the high-profile capture of Brazilian sensation Neymar, Pedro is confident he still has a bright future at Barcelona.

Asked about his new team-mate, who he could end up facing in the Confederations Cup, the wide-man welcomed the former Santos star to Barcelona, adding that he is looking forward to playing alongside him next season.

"[Neymar] is one of the best players in the world nowadays and as I have always said, the best deserve to be at Barcelona.

"It will be a pleasure to have him with us and I hope he can show all of his talent."


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