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Pique signs new Barcelona deal; includes £440m release clause

Gerard Pique has signed a new contract with Barcelona that will see him remain at the club until June 2022.

The Spanish international centre-back has been in negotiations over a new deal since the turn of the year and a deal has now been confirmed, seeing a buyout clause included in the region of £440m.

Pique will now have a formal signing in the coming days, and is expected to be followed by right-back Sergi Roberto, who is also closing in on a new deal.

Having begun his career at Barca, Pique made his debut for the first team in 2008 after spending time with English club Manchester United, where he learnt his trade under Sir Alex Ferguson.

His return to the Catalan club saw him gain a good partnership with club captain Carles Puyol and he would go on to win multiple titles with his boyhood club.

In his 422 games for Barca, Pique has no less than three Champions Leagues, six La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey’s, five Spanish SuperCopas, three European Supercups and three Club World Cups.

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This season, Pique is the most used Barcelona player, having featured 25 times in what has so far, been an unbeaten league campaign.

 

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