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Barça expects Piqué to keep his word


19/09/2022

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The signing of two top central defenders (Christensen and Koundé) and the consolidation of two youngsters (Eric and Araujo) have left Piqué offside

Today, Gerard should not live his best moments because his usual provocative statements have disappeared

“We’ve hit rock bottom with Barça. If I have to leave for new blood to come, I’m leaving” (after 2-8). “If Koeman tells me tomorrow that I have to go, I’ll quit football. I’m not going to play for any team other than Barça” (2021).

“I will retire at Barça, but never as a substitute” (2021). They are all phrases pronounced by Gerard Piqué in recent years, when he was a key player in Barcelona and was on the crest of the wave. When he was a nerve of hyperactivity on and off the pitch and when he lavished himself on his public statements. Today, Gerard should not live his best moments because his usual provocative statements have disappeared (he has only made a post on Twitter since June 9), he is in a complex separation process with Shakira and warms up the bench at Barça by no longer counting for Xavi.

The signing of two top central defenders (Christensen and Koundé) and the consolidation of two youngsters (Eric and Araujo) have left Piqué offside, and with 35 years behind him. And with the highest salary of the squad and the League (52 million euros per season according to the specialized portal Capology), much more than the other two highest paid: De Jong and Busquets, with 37. All this means that he ends up being a problem for Barcelona. The club, as it has commented to this newspaper, admits this setback because it does not benefit in the sporting aspect and harms in the economic one. Thus, it is not surprising the feeling that exists in the offices: “Let’s see if he keeps his word & rdquor;they say

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And it is that they would now like Piqué to be consistent in his statements and take a step to the side to soon end his sports career at Barça. Even if it is as a reserve and to make way for new blood.

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