Barcelona starlet Pedri speaks out on Real Madrid rejection
Barcelona midfielder Pedri has recently spoken out about being rejected by La Blaugrana’s bitter rivals, Real Madrid.
Pedri the golden boy
There has not been an awful lot for FC Barcelona fans to cheer about over the last year or so.
But one thing that will have put a smile on their faces is the displays of breakout star, Pedri.
Despite only recently turning 19, Pedri has quickly cemented himself as one of both Spain’s and Barcelona’s most important players.
This can be seen in some of the accolades picked up the youngster of late. These include but are not limited to the Euro 2020 Young Player of the tournament, the Golden Boy award and, most recently, the Kopa trophy.
What a year for 19 year old Pedri 👏
73 games played
Copa del Rey
EURO’s Young Player award
Golden Boy pic.twitter.com/eBX9YUD916
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 29, 2021
Pedri on Real Madrid rejection
However, recent comments from Pedri suggest that things could have gone very differently for him in his career.
Pedri would join Las Palmas’ youth ranks in 2018 at the age of 15.
Before that, though, Pedri tired out for Real Madrid’s academy, but, due to circumstances not disclosed by Pedri, Madrid did not want to sign him:
“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 negative circumstances, and they were the ones that didn’t want to sign me.”
Quotes via Goal.