As reported by Spanish news agency SPORT, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez found Gerard Pique’s behaviour off the pitch unprofessional and decided to drop Pique from the Spanish club’s plans. According to the report, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez had taken a phone call with Pique a couple of weeks ago, telling Pique he was no longer needed in his Barcelona soccer club. Now, worse, it is reported Barcelona center-back Gerard Piques has been described by Barcelona coach Xavi that he is no longer needed at Barcelona. Legendary Spanish defender Gerard Pique is said to have spoken with manager Xavi on Monday and was told he is no longer required at the club.
Pique is said to feel he could still be an excellent asset for Xavi and Barcelona, having made 602 appearances for the side, and is not willing to part ways with his time at Camp Nou. Gerard Pique has reacted against Barcelona President Joan Laporta, who has suggested that the club needs to recruit a high-level defender, saying he would be the first choice for Xavi, despite comments from the coach. Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly pointed at Gerard Pique’s fitness issues and unprofessional behaviour as two significant reasons he does not see the 34-year-old defender as Barcelona’s key man heading into the 2022-23 campaign. The report, published by Sport, also added that Barcelona coach Xavi wanted Barcelona centre-back, Gerard Pique, to leave as respectfully as possible, notably if the defender waived part of the money Barcelona owed.
If the star centre-back were to depart the Camp Nou, the Catalan giants would need to pay him the massive 40m euros that the club has already owed him as part of delayed payments. Despite being such a key player for Barcelona for years, whether or not the Spaniard will indeed be leaving Barcelona remains to be seen, with reports emerging suggesting that his services are now not needed. According to Spanish news outlet SPORT, the primary issue for Xavi is the considerable commercial interests off-field that Gerard Pique has, with the club in Catalonia also believed to be in arrears for Pique, estimated at around PS34.3m. According to Spanish news outlet SPORT, Xavi has grown weary of several off-field business interests involving Xavi.
Following a split from his wife Shakira, it is believed that Pique is set to leave his Barcelona football club as well, according to recent reports. The shocking revelations from Spains Press Come at a time Gerard Pique has been making headlines with a high-profile separation from Colombian singer Shakira. The pop star and Barcelonas winger separated after spending 12 years together just over a fortnight ago over a suspected case of Pique being unfaithful.