Barcelona teenager, Pedri has come out to say that Real Madrid didn’t want to sign him at the start of his career. He recently revealed that even if he had a trial at the club, he wasn’t offered the chance to continue his development at Santiago Bernabeu.
According to him, he took part in some light training with the Real Madrid academy side, but it seemed the club already concluded that he wasn’t going to be selected.
Pedri added that he wouldn’t have rejected the current La Liga leaders if they had shown interest.
His words, “When I was 15 years old they called me for a trial, but that day there was huge snowfall and it had to be postponed,”
“The next day, I took part in some light training with the academy side. Maybe they already had their idea about me, so I went back to Tenerife. However, I would not have rejected Madrid.”
“Opportunities must be seized, however they come. Let’s just say something happened, a combination of negatives circumstances, and they were the ones that didn’t want to sign me.”
On Messi, “Playing with him was a dream. I was three years old when he won the Golden Boy. He will always be a legend for Barcelona fans, and for me it’s an honour to have received his advice,”
“What young player wouldn’t like to have [received his advice]? A monster like him? He congratulated me and told me to never give up. If someone like him tells you that, what can you do at 17, remembering that until a few weeks ago you were only using Messi on the PlayStation? Only one thing – obey. And here I am.”
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