Pedro's former colleagues give him a heartfelt send-off after over a decade at FCB / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Pedro Rodríguez, who has joined Chelsea after more than a decade at FC Barcelona said his formal goodbyes on Monday at a special press conference attended by his family and team-mates, as well as the coaching staff and members of the board. The Canary Islander gave an emotional speech in which he thanked everyone who has shared so many experiences with him in the Catalan capital. Here’s it is in full:

Pedro's farewell speech por fcbarcelona

After those initial words, the floor was opened up to the media. Here are some of the highlights from the question and answer session:

Pedro: Being at Barça was a dream come true por fcbarcelona

It was day of powerful emotions for Pedro, who is leaving behind many friends and colleagues that he says he’ll miss both on and off the pitch. And those people recorded the following messages to wish the striker all the best with this new stage of his career playing in the English Premiership:

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