Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique has expressed a need to stay at Camp Nou till he hangs up his boots.
The 30-year-old started his enjoying profession with the Catalan aspect however spent 4 years at Manchester United earlier than returning in 2008. He has since grown into one among Europe’s premier centre-backs, having achieved rather a lot since his return to Spain.
On Monday, Pique signed a four-and-a-half-year deal
“Barça is my residence and I thank everybody who has made it doable to proceed right here,” the defender mentioned throughout a press conference
“I can solely see myself in a Barça shirt. If I had not prolonged my contract then I might have stopped enjoying as a result of I solely play soccer as a result of I play for Barça.
“I hope to complete my profession right here. I’m not taken with enjoying for an additional staff. It’s Barça or nothing.”
“It’s a special occasion, Gerard Piqué is an skilled participant, a Barça fan from start and let’s hope we will proceed to maintain successful trophies,” membership president Josep Bartomeu added. “The deal was a simple one.”
The participant has helped Barca win six La Liga titles within the final decade, they usually’re on the right track to win one other this season. They at the moment maintain an 11-point lead atop the standings in Spain’s prime flight, and likewise boast a 19-point benefit over fourth-placed Actual Madrid.