Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart has said that Kevin Pietersen will always be very welcome at the Kia Oval.
Pietersen, who was at the ground this morning working with the Surrey squad, averages 77.16 for the club in first-class cricket and has scored three centuries.
Speaking tonight, Stewart said: “In my opinion, he is one of England’s greatest ever batsmen.
“He’ll be very welcome to come and play here at the Kia Oval for Surrey. Every time he has pulled on a Surrey shirt he’s been a model professional, he’s been very popular in the dressing room and most importantly he has gone out in the middle and performed.
“I’d like to think we’ll see him in a Surrey shirt and am very disappointed I won’t see him in an England shirt again.”