The Golden Boy Trophy, which is traditionally awarded by the Italian Tutosport, ended up in Pedri's hands this year. The Barcelona football player and the beardless member of the Spanish national team inherited Erling Haaland, a goal machine from Dortmund, on that throne.
Out of 40 votes, Pedri received 24 and that was enough for him to win the trophy. "I fin about the award from my manager and people from the club. It was great news for my family, my mother couldn't stop her tears," Pedri said at the beginning of the interview for Tutosport.
The Spaniard also revealed who could be his next competition "I see Bellingham, Gavi and Ansu Fati. All three are very good. Ansu is my age and we have a great relationship. He is a real golden boy and a great champion. He experienced something I don't want he experience ever again, but he has exceptional mental strength.
" Pedri is a player who has an incredible release clause in his contract with Barcelona - one billion euros! "It is such a sum that even the sheikhs from Paris and Manchester cannot bring me." "I'm happy where I am.
I was born in Barca's environment and I realized my dream by coming to the club. I want to play there until 2026, as long as my contract lasts, and after that we will see what will happen. The young footballer explained that his entire family cheered for that club even before his arrival in Barcelona.
"My grandfather founded the first club in Tenerife. In my house, everything was in Barca's colors: sheets, curtains, plates, glasses ... " But he almost ended up at Real. And he doesn't hide he wanted to sign for Real Madrid "When I was 15, Real called me for a testing.
It was snowing terribly that day and everything was postponed. The next day I had an easier training with the cadets, then with the other team, and then again with the cadets. After that, I returned to Tenerife. "
The other joke in Pedri's family is that his grandfather sent a snowstorm from the sky to prevent him from signing for Real.
"My grandfather passed away before I was born, but the story remains that he is" guilty "of that storm. And I believe so. Still, I wouldn’t turn down Real’s offer then." "Opportunities must be accepted whenever they arise.
In the end, let me say, a combination of negative circumstances occurred and I did not sign." "As I believe that nothing happens for no reason, here, after that, I was given a second chance to move to a club that I have loved all my life.
" And there, as part of Barça, he had a chance to play with Messi. "I was three years old when he won the Golden Ball. Playing with him on the team was a dream come true for me. He will always be a legend of Barcelona and I was honored to receive advice from him."
"What more could a young player want than that? He congratulated me now and said that I would never give up. "