Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Retirement, succession of Laporta … The secrets of Gerard Piqué!

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Posted December 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm by DM

Aged 34, Gérard Piqué is approaching retirement. The FC Barcelona defender spoke about the possibility of taking over from Joan Laporta.

Trained at Masia, Gérard Piqué rose through the ranks to become the 'one of the emblems of FC Barcelona . But the 34-year-old Spain defender is slowly approaching retirement. His contract expires in 2024 and the player has started to focus on other projects. President of the Andorra club, Pique has also played a crucial role in the new formula of the Davis Cup . But as he multiplies his activities, the player has spoken about his imminent retirement and the possibility of one day taking over from Joan Laporta as president of FC Barcelona .

“I am in love with Barça, but from there to being president, there is a world”

“Retirement? I've spoken to my teammates and when your career is over it's the abyss. You've been playing since you were 16 and suddenly one day it's all over. No matter how prepared you are, you're told it's the precipice and it takes a long time to adjust to a new life. You are no longer a star and no one recognizes you anymore. President of Barça? There are days I feel like it, others I don't. If one day I decide to do it, I guarantee you that I will. To run, you must present a guarantee of 15% of the club's budget, 150 million, which you must guarantee personally or the board of directors. I have been in love with Barça since I was born. From there to being president, there is a world ”confided Gérard Piqué during the El Hormiguero program on A3.

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