Fri 04 November 2022 | 9:20

Laporta: Pique will always be an icon for Barcelona fans

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says Gerard Pique will always be an icon for the culers after he announced his retirement from football.

Gerard Pique

revealed on Thursday night that he has decided to end his career during the season and Saturday’s game with Almeria will be his last game as a player.

In an interview with BarcaTV,


president, Laporta, ireacted to Pique’s shocking retirement.

He said:

“Pique is part of the Barça badge, he has achieved everything with the club.”

“He will always be an icon for the culers, he has more than demonstrated what he wants from Barça. 25 years he has been linked to the club. It has been an honour to have him as a Barça player.”

Barcelona needed to pay around €50m to Pique but Laporta said Pique knows the club’s situation and is confident he will help them.

“Pique understands our fair play situation, the wage bill requires an adjustment, he knows that and he is very willing to help the club.”

“The exit agreement is being finalised, but there is a great attitude of the player to help.”

Pique won 35 major trophies with Barcelona and Laporta said that the club will try to pay a fitting tribute to him on Saturday.

“We are in the middle of competition, but what we do will be what Gerard feels comfortable with. He has pondered a decision that is always hard to make and we will be at his disposal to carry out the acts that correspond to the departure of such an important person for Barcelona.”

source: SportMob

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