He is without doubt one of the few survivors of this Barça which shook Europe. With Sergio Busquets, Gérard Piqué is the last word inheritor to this golden technology of FC Barcelona coached by Pep Guardiola, that of Manita, the 2009 and 2011 Champions League. At 35, the central defender who handed by means of Manchester United is attacking his fifteenth season within the Catalans’ jersey, and it may effectively be probably the most troublesome. Removed from being flawless final yr, the right-hander is bearing the brunt of the consequences of age, and his efficiency is consistently being known as into query. Above all, this summer time, his membership has vastly strengthened his place.
Pique, fifth alternative?
Certainly, Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé arrived, whereas Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo have been already there. And in keeping with the day by day information Sport, these 4 males seem in entrance of the hierarchy that may put in place Xavi Hernandez. Gérard Piqué would due to this fact discover himself in fifth place within the thoughts of his coach. Furthermore, he finds himself in a fragile state of affairs vis-à-vis his administration. Certainly, as revealed by the Catalan media macaw, he had accepted a number of wage deferrals on the top of the Covid-19 disaster, but additionally to assist full numerous recruits (Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia). In whole, it’s 52 million euros that haven’t been paid to him. 70% of his wage was deferred. The administration had then on the time reached an settlement with the participant to pay him this through the 2022-2023 monetary yr which is about to start. And given the newest colossal bills of Joan Laporta (almost 150 million on the switch window), this might show troublesome.
Gérard Pique, Barça’s central defender, solely seems as Xavi Hernandez’s fifth alternative for this season behind Frenchman Jules Koundé, Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo in addition to Dane Andreas Christensen.