The Barça midfielder has been called up to the national squad for Tokyo 2021 games
The Spanish Olympic team have called up Pedri to play at the Tokyo games, along with Eric Garcia and Oscar Mingueza, and alarm bells rang in Barcelona. He has played a lot of minutes this season for Ronald Koeman’s side and is starring for Spain at the Euros too.
For that reason Barcelona asked the Spanish football federation to drop him from the squad and stop him missing his holidays and pre-season, due to the potential injury and overload risk.
Cadena SER radio say the RFEF have told Barcelona firmly that he will be going.
Sources told the radio station that Barca called a high ranking RFEF official but it had no effect and he told them that Pedri would not be excluded from the squad.
Pedri has been in spectacular form for Spain and will form a key part of their bid to win gold in Japan in the Olympic football competition now.