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Former FC Barcelona winger Pedro will be heading to the Premier League. On Thursday, Chelsea completed the signing of the 28-year-old in a four-year deal worth nearly €30 million (about $34 million). Pedro arrives at London and Stamford Bridge after seven years full of accomplishments at the Camp Nou. Three Champions League titles, five La Liga championships, two Club World Cup titles and a World Cup won with Spain in 2010 are among his greatest achievements with the Blaugrana, most recently his late heroics for Barcelona in extra time, scoring the game-winning goal against Sevilla in the UEFA Supercup earlier this season, his third for the Spanish giant.

Pedro stated his desire to play elsewhere came from a need for more playing time. Barcelona has plenty of depth, and feeling he would be lost in the shuffle, the winger sent in a transfer request on the day of the Supercup. Chelsea would win the bidding war to secure Pedro’s signature after a summer-long battle with Manchester United. Both clubs were pursuing the Spaniard, but United were unwilling to match Barcelona’s asking price of €30 million. Jose Mourinho, someone very familiar to Pedro as he’s managed Real Madrid in the past, suggested the club would have to spend more to stay competitive, and with Pedro’s versatility up front, Chelsea seems to have found their target.

With Ramires wearing the 7 shirt at Chelsea, Pedro will have to find a new number when he suits up for the Blues. The 11 shirt he wears for Spain is also taken by another new transfer, Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado. The 6 shirt is a possibility as no one on Chelsea’s first team currently wears it. Whichever number Pedro will actually wear on the pitch will be an assured best-seller.

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