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Aston Villa join race to sign £100,000-a-week Chelsea attacker

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea forward Pedro in winter. Currently valued at €20m former Spain international has played 192 matches for the London club since joining them from Blaugrana scoring 42 goals and providing 26 assists. He was a key figure for the Blues, but now Christian Pulisic is a referred option in the club.

This campaign, Pedro hasn’t been much of a regular under Frank Lampard. Rodríguez has played only nine games in 2019/20, scoring and assisting against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup. Aston Villa are interested in signing the 32-year-old winger in winter. Dean Smith wants to bolster the front-line during the summer transfer window.

The Spanish forward’s current deal with the London club expires next summer and given the current attackers they have, there’s an excellent opportunity that he may not receive many first-team chances this campaign. Hence, a move away from Stamford Bridge might do good for him.

Having an experienced footballer like Pedro could be suitable for Aston Villa who are currently 17th in the Premier League table. If Blues are to let go of Rodríguez, there’s every chance that they will try to sell him in winter for a transfer fee rather than let go of him in the summer for nothing.

Pedro won many titles during his career like Champions League, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012 and Premier League. Villans signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Wesley from Brugge, Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth, Douglas Luiz from Man City, Matt Targett from Southampton and Trezeguet from Kasimpasa.