Pedro praises new Chelsea team-mate John Terry for his sportsmanship

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New Chelsea signing Pedro has revealed the moment he knew John Terry was a special player after the winger completed his move to Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish international has been announced as the Blues' latest signing, and has already trained with his new team-mates. Although Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for Pedro, Chelsea's move to agree a £21 million fee with Barcelona sealed the deal.

According to reports the 28-year-old was swayed by the fact that former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas was also at Stamford Bridge - however the presence of Terry may well have convinced him too.


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The former Barcelona man recalled the now infamous Champions League showdown against Chelsea in which Didier Drogba accused referee Tom Henning Ovrebo of denying the Blues three penalties which cost them the game.

The Ivorian was outraged and shouted 'it's a f*****g disgrace' at the cameras after the full-time whistle while the Chelsea fans let their frustrations known - however Pedro says that Terry showed himself to be the ultimate sportsman.

"He came into the dressing room afterwards and shook everyone's hand and congratulated us,' Pedro told the Daily Mail last year.

"It had been a strange game and it had seemed throughout they were going to reach the final so it surprised us all to see him. They are usually the moments when it is hurting the most as a player and it showed a lot of courage to do that."

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Pedro joins Chelsea as their third signing of the summer following the arrival of both Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic. 

Manager Jose Mourinho is still in the market for a new centre-back and is keen take on John Stones from Everton as Terry's eventual replacement, although the Toffees have rejected three bids so far, the latest of which was worth £30 million.

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