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Pique Will Retire At 29 If Barca Don’t Want Him

Gerard Pique Will Retire At 29 If Barcelona Don’t Want Him

By SLinternational - May 27, 2015 06:30 PM @KurtLaduma

Former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique has revealed that if he’s not good enough next season, he’ll rather retire at 29 years old than leave FC Barcelona.

The Spaniard admitted that if he isn’t up to pace next season, he would rather have an early retirement than leave the Catalan club.

“I'll retire at Barça. I don't know when - the older I am, the better,” he told Marca.

“I'm sure about that; I can't see myself wearing any other shirt.

“If I see that next year I'm not up to scratch, I'll hang my boots up at 29 years of age.

“I don't associate this sport with anything except Barcelona.”

Pique is a product of Barcelona’s youth system, but left the club for Manchester United in 2006, before his return in 2008 - much to the disappointment of Red Devils fans.

The 28-year-old has been a key figure in the side’s defence in recent years, where he’s won the La Liga five times, the Copa del Rey twice and the Champions League twice.

The defender has been in excellent form this season for Barca, playing 42 games and scoring seven goals.

Do you think that Pique is currently one of the best central defenders in European football? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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