Pedro says he can still play for one or two years and plans to return to Spain after the end of his contract with Lazio.
The 34-year-old moved to Roma in 2020, but left the Giallorossi after just one season joining their city rivals Lazio last summer.
Pedro has reunited with his former Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri and has scored nine goals in 38 appearances across all competitions this term. His contract with the Bianconcelesti expires in June 2023 and he’s planning to remain at the club for one more season.
“I have one year left in my contract with Lazio, and I’ll decide what to do once it’s over. For now, I’ll stay here. I think I can still play football for one or two years,” he told Radio Marca, as quoted by LazioNews24.
Pedro’s family lives in Spain, so the plan is already clear for the 2010 Spain World Cup winner.
“I leave everything open for the future even if there are a few personal aspects I must consider,” he admitted.
“I’d like to be closer to Barcelona to stay with my sons. Football has some negatives, it limits your personal life sometimes, you can miss out on many things because of football.”
Pedro joined Barcelona‘s youth sector in 2004 and left the club in 2015, completing a €27m move to Chelsea. He has won the Champions League three times with Barcelona and lifted the Europa League with Chelsea in 2019 under Sarri.
Overall, he has won 26 trophies during his career, including one World Cup and a European championship with Spain, a Premier League title with Chelsea and five La Liga titles with Barcelona.