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Social networking sites have caught fire during the past few days, due to the story of the betrayal of the Spaniard Gerard Pique to his partner, the well-known Colombian singer Shakira, after an 11-year relationship.
Pique received a new shock days after his separation from the mother of his two children, after Barcelona officials decided to persuade the international defender to retire at the end of next season, despite the expiration of his contract with the Blaugrana at the end of the summer of 2024, especially since he is among the players who receive large annual salaries, which is not appropriate. With the capabilities of the Catalan club now, in light of its suffering from a severe financial crisis.
According to the British newspaper, “The Sun”, Barcelona is trying to persuade Pique to retire because he is considered one of the highest paid players in the Catalan club, and if he retires at the end of next season, he will save the club’s treasury millions.
The newspaper pointed out that Pique decided earlier to postpone receiving his salary several times to reduce the financial burden on Barcelona, but this did not satisfy him, especially since the club needs to provide expenses during the coming period, to overcome its financial crisis.
The 35-year-old has played for Barcelona since 2008, and is considered one of the main elements of the Catalan club over the past many years.
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