Pedro may well have played his last game for Chelsea after confirming that he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of June, and with the current suspension of all football in England and around Europe set to continue for some time it’s unclear just what will happen to players in his situation.
FIFA are looking into shifting the transfer window this summer and sports lawyers and organisations are investigating how to deal with player contracts – whether they extend to the end of the current season, whenever that may be, or whether new deals are required.
That means Pedro may well not play for Chelsea again, but the 32-year-old is not yet focusing on his future career moves as his concern is with his health and that of his family.
The £21million signing from Barcelona has been unable to see his children due to travel restrictions surrounding the coronoavirus pandemic, after team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive.
Pedro told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: “I’m terminating my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it.
“The most important thing is for everyone to show solidarity. Whatever happens regarding my future will happen, but right now it’s not important as we don’t even know when we will return to training.
“We have been in quarantine because one of our players (Hudson-Odoi) tested positive for coronavirus. He is now well and we are very happy for him.”
Pedro is reported to have paid for 3,000 protective screens for hospitals in his native country, where there have been 3,434 deaths from Covid-19 and 47,610 confirmed cases.
He said: “I am very sorry for everything that is happening and the news that comes to us from Spain.
“From here, I once again thank all the health personnel, the state security forces, the people who are in the supermarkets day-by-day. Thank you to everyone for the work you are doing. Hopefully, we can stop this virus.”