Chelsea should forget signing Pedro from Barcelona and instead pursue Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, according to one of their former players Craig Burley.
Speaking to radio station TalkSport, Burley said he couldn’t see what Pedro would bring to the club and that if the team wants to push on in the Champions League it needs someone who will greatly improve it.
“If Chelsea are going to be signing players and improving the squad, then you have to be a damn good player,” Burley said.
Continuing, he added:
“I’m not sure if Pedro is going to improve this Chelsea team. I don’t see him making a huge impact, any more so than Oscar or people like that.
“If you are going to improve this team, you are looking at the calibre of player like Gareth Bale.
“If he is unhappy at Real Madrid, and there’s been talk about it in the last six months, he is going to give you a different dimension.
“Eden Hazard on one side, Bale on the other, and Diego Costa up front. That really improves Chelsea. Pedro? Not really for me.”
Chelsea ave been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer having only bought in Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic.