Pedri reveals he had a trial with Real Madrid before joining Barça

In an interview with La Sexta, the youngster spoke about his joy at signing for FC Barcelona

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Pedro González López, more commonly known as Pedri, is the 16-year-old Las Palmas star who has already agreed to join FC Barcelona. He spoke about how he felt when Barça revealed their interest.

"I was asleep in the Casa Amarilla (Las Palmas training centre) and when they called, I couldn't believe it. I didn't know what to say. Then I told my friend Nestor and we were both shocked but very happy too," he told La Sexta.

Despite signing a deal to join Barça in the summer he'll remain with Las Palmas for the time being. His next objective is to impressive at the upcoming U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Pedri admitted that Iniesta had "always been a role model" for him.

The young midfielder even confessed that he had an unsuccessful trial with Real Madrid. "I had a trial with Madrid but I wasn't fortunate. On my first day I couldn't train because of the bad weather. It was incredibly cold."

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