Barcelona star Pedri loved Iniesta so much he wanted to go bald like his idol

Barcelona's latest hero Pedri has recently revealed that he once wanted to go bald like Andreas Iniesta because he was his hero.

Pedri has earned a name for himself in 2021 with Man of the Match performances in La Liga, Euro 2020, and the Olympics.

And the 18-year-old's performances have seen him compared to his hero.

"I was at the barbers with my father and there was a Barca match on the TV," Pedri recalled in a recent interview with the Spanish media.

"I asked the barber to give me Andres Iniesta’s haircut because he is my idol. My dad said no we can’t do that because Iniesta is bald.”

Pedri could have the chance to play alongside his idol in the centre of the park, with Barca's president Joan Laporta refusing to rule out a return for Iniesta.

Iniesta is still playing professional football for Vissel Kobe in the J-League, Japan.

"I do not rule it out. It has happened with Dani. And I want to thank him because he has seen the situation of the club and wants to come to help," Laporta said.

"[Lionel] Messi and Iniesta are spectacular, I cannot predict the future, as they are still playing, but they have made the club great, we always keep them in mind…you never know."

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And Iniesta, himself, is a fan of the youngster: "It is clear that Pedri has a lot of potential," Iniesta told Mundo Deportivo.

"I believe that he is in an ideal place to continue developing, to continue expanding his ability.

"I wish him the best and the important thing is that he is calm, that people also leave him alone, because he is young and has everything ahead of him.

"I am sure that if he does things the way he is doing them that he will continue to shine."

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Pedri has been identified as one of Barca's shining stars for the future, alongside Ansu Fati and Gavi.

Such is Xavi's trust in the young man, the new gaffer is reportedly looking at offloading Frenkie de Jong to raise funds for the cash strapped side knowing he can trust Pedri in the middle.

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