Barcelona midfielder, Pedri has welcomed Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou.
Pedri described Messi as a magnificent person, adding that playing with him at Barcelona is a joy.
Messi left the Blaugrana last summer after the club failed to renew his contract due to LaLiga regulations.
The seven-time Ballon d’ Or winner has not really impressed at PSG since joining the club last year.
Messi was recently booed by PSG fans after the French Ligue 1 giants were eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid.
And Pedri believes Messi is hurt because things are not going the way he wanted at PSG.
“I have had a great time with Leo [Lionel Messi] on the pitch and off the pitch, he’s a magnificent person, so hopefully, he can come back,” Pedri was quoted by Marca as saying.
“I enjoyed playing with him and it’s a joy to have him as a teammate.
“Whenever I can I watch his games because you learn a lot watching the best footballer in the world play, but it is true that when things don’t work out for a friend, as I consider him to be, it hurts a little,” he added.