Xavi Hernandez’s side agrees deal with ideal replacement for Gerard Pique
After Saturday’s match against Almeria, Pique announced on Thursday evening that he was leaving Barcelona and hanging up his boots. Therefore, it begs the question of whether or not Xavi will try to replace him with another defender in the January transfer window.
On Thursday, the Spanish defender Gerrard Pique He made an official announcement about his exit from Barcelona Through a video clip that was posted on his social media accounts. Despite the fact that Blaugrana’s alleged wish for his departure has been widely speculated, his passing has taken everyone by surprise.
His decision comes after years of poor playing that made him reject fans and allow players to like them Jules CondeAnd the Andreas ChristensenAnd the Ronald Araujoeven Marcos Alonso to jump on it. Thus, he chose the veteran quit professional football After this weekend’s match against Almeria.
El Larguero He claims that Pique not only announced his retirement, but also gave up his right to receive any compensation from the club. Given that the 35-year-old was one of the highest-earning players on the Camp Nou books, this development would free up a significant portion of Barcelona’s salary.
Who can replace Gerard Pique in Barcelona?
Having Pique in Barcelona’s squad was useful during the injury crisis despite not being used much Xavi Hernandez this chapter. Then the problem arises over whether the Blaugrana will try to replace him with another defender in the January transfer window.
Multiple reports, including Catalan newspapers sports And the Mundo Deportivo The report already found by the Blaugrana Inigo Martinez As a successor to Pique and that he will join the team next season, most likely as a free agent after the season ends. The sources add that the club did not rule out a deal with the Spanish international in January, although that is very unlikely unless the team suffers from other defensive injuries.
In addition, if the Basque team Sports Club Ready to negotiate a fair price for the sale of their powerful defense company entering the final six months of his current deal, Barcelona may choose to raise the timeline of their plans to January itself, reportedly.
Barcelona were said to have been in contact with the 31-year-old for several months and the club is considering making a move for him this summer; However, Athletic’s asking price prevented him from making the leap. However, Martinez’s plan also hit a snag when Xavi acquired Jules Conde.