Gerard Pique surprisingly announces that he is retiring from football

Gerard Piqué surprisingly announces that he is retiring from football and that this Saturday will be his last game at Barça

Gerard Piqué has surprisingly announced through a video broadcast on social networks that he will play his last game with Barcelona at the Camp Nou next Saturday. At 35 and after 615 games in Barça shirt, the centre-back assures that it is time to say goodbye and therefore does not consider playing for another team, having also appeared at Manchester United (28 games). . and Zaragoza (23).

Despite having a contract until 2024, Piqué has preferred to leave football after a start of the season where he was relegated as a substitute and has even received some boos from Camp Nou fans. The former international defender, who left the Spanish side in 2018, played against Viktoria in a Champions League match in Pilsen last Wednesday.

Piqué can say goodbye during Saturday’s game that Barça will play against Almería at the Camp Nou. The player always announced that he would be the one who would make the decision to retire before circumstances did. “This Saturday will be my last game at the Camp Nou,” he said after being part of the most successful team in Barça history since 2008. Piqué, who was part of Barça’s youth team in 1987 along with Cesc and Leo Messi, temporarily left Barça to play for United in 2004.

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