Manchester United were lining him up. Chelsea signed him after a phone call from Jose Mourinho.
Pedro, the name on every football fan’s lips this week has all but guaranteed the back page headlines after a stunning debut, that included a first half goal and assist for the Blues.
Chelsea were in dire need of pretty much anything to spark their season into life, and they seem to have found it in the former Barcelona winger.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Chelsea fans were jubilant…
Manchester United fans, well, they were not…
Hahaha I can't believe this shows up when you twitter search "Pedro" pic.twitter.com/usIoypyi22
— Ahmad (@ahmadf_o) August 23, 2015
30 mins into Pedro debut:
1 goal, 1 assist
Louis Van Gaal football genius pic.twitter.com/czoPem4a41
— Football News (@TransferBibIe) August 23, 2015
"Are you upset that Pedro went to Chelsea instead of Utd?" https://t.co/RbDTuLLO4s
— Football Fix (@FBFix) August 23, 2015
This Pedro guy is pretty handy!! I'm surprised no other clubs were in for him 😁😁😁
— Frankie Goold (@FrankieG1985) August 23, 2015
Oh, and Chelsea fans are as witty as ever it seems…
PEDRO! PEDRO! PEDRO!
DIEGO! DIEGO! DIEGO!
— JΛY BUCKS 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) August 23, 2015