Gerard Pique decided to cancel his contract with Barcelona ahead of time and retire this weekend.
Last night, Gerard Pique gave a message that surprised many fans on Vn88. Accordingly, on his personal page, the Spanish midfielder announced his decision to retire. He does not wait until the end of the season but wants to hang up his boots this weekend.
Gerard Pique announced: “It’s been 25 years since I joined Barcelona. Football has given me everything. Barcelona has given me everything. The fans also give me all kinds of emotions. And now, that my childhood dream has come true, I want to tell you that this is the right time for me to close my journey in Barcelona.
In my heart, there is no other team other than Barcelona. The game against Almeria at Camp Nou this Saturday will be my last. After I retire, I will still be a passionate supporter of Barcelona. I will pass on the love of the team to my children. Sooner or later, I’ll be back.”
Gerard Pique is a son of the city of Barcelona. The player’s grandfather used to be a member of the board of the team. Gerard Pique himself has been a member of the club since birth.
He joined Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 1997. However, in 2004, Gerard Pique unexpectedly joined Man Utd. At the English club, the midfielder won the League Cup, Premier League and Champions League.
However, in 2008, Gerard Pique decided to return to Barcelona when coach Pep Guardiola took office. Since then, the star born in 1987 has been a key member of Los Blaugrana. Vn88 records that this player has won up to 30 titles with the Catalan club, notably 8 La Liga titles, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 European Super Cups, 3 FIFA Club World Cups, 7 King’s Cups of Spain. , 6 Spanish Super Cup.
Gerard Pique was also a mainstay in the Spain squad that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.
However, in the last years of his career, Gerard Pique often struggled with injuries and did not contribute much for Barcelona. Even according to Vn88, the Los Blaugrana leadership also wants to terminate the contract with Gerard Pique soon to reduce the salary fund. With the Spaniard’s decision to retire, Barcelona saved 80 million euros in salary, bonuses and loyalty fees.