Pedro: Luis Suarez urges Manchester United and Chelsea target to stay at Barcelona

Spaniard has been heavily linked with move away from the Nou Camp

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Luis Suarez has urged his Barcelona team-mate Pedro not to leave the club this summer.

The Spanish winger, who was on the periphery of the Barca squad last season, has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United both interested.

"Pedro's thing is an individual decision," he told Marca.

"He's had many years at the club, he has won many titles and his decision will be respected.

"But as a team-mate, obviously, I want Pedro to stay because of the importance that he has on a group level."

While Pedro made 35 appearances in the league last season, 20 of those came as a substitute from the bench as he found himself behind the attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez.

The 27-year-old Pedro, who has won 51 caps for Spain, has been at Barca for his entire career.

 

Barca coach Luis Enrique said that Pedro can leave - as long as his buyout clause, which is a reported €30m, is met.

"If Pedro wants to go, a club will have to meet his release clause," Luis Enrique was quoted as saying by Sport.

"I have talked with Pedro to discuss his situation. I have told him how I think about it and he told me how he feels about it.

"I obviously won't reveal the exact content of the conversation we had."