Gerard Pique’s steady and sure turn down in form has been a matter of regular talk for FC Barcelona over the last two seasons. The veteran has been utterly significant in the Blaugrana defence for more than a decade but is currently misfiring with age.
Gerard Pique Ready for Retirement After the Season Conclusion
Pique happens to be one of the last remaining players from the Golden Generation of the club. After the planned exits of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol and the shocking departure of Lionel Messi, the star Spanish centre-back remained one of the only members of the historic dream team Barcelona had seen.
Reporter, the Spanish world cup winning star has confessed to Xavi and Laporta about his plans to drop his shoes as the season ends. The retirement decision didn’t come as a shock. Rather, Pique initially confirmed about retiring quite a few times, in case he couldn’t contribute more to his team.
Pique Might Stay for One More Season if Barcelona Boss Xavi Considers
The Barcelona legend might continue for yet another season, in case Xavi considers him a good fit. In any such case, Pique could sign a deal with a lower wage. That would signify him playing at the base salary that the league accepts.
Over the years, Pique has been a true asset for FC Barcelona, all-time reliable and a club icon. The Catalan side would surely have a feeling of emptiness once the legend hangs up his shoes. Fans would be in grief too as Pique was always a significant name in the golden era for the club!
However, the team has some impressive talents who can contribute. The first name can be Ronald Araujo. However, there might be more pressure on him now, than ever.