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Pique Reveals Plans To Retire At Barca By 2022  
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Pique Reveals Plans To Retire At Barca By 2022  

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has repeatedly announced his devotion to the Catalonia giants. The veteran defender has also claimed that Barcelona will be the final club of his career and he is planning to see out his contract which elapses in 2022.

The World Cup winner, who played for Manchester United, returned to his roots in Barcelona in 2008 after spending four years with Manchester United.

The 32-year-old centre back has gone on to make over 500 appearances for Barcelona, collecting countless major trophies with both club and country.

Gerard Pique aims at calling it quits on his playing days at Camp Nou and has no desire to follow the steps of fellow club icons, Andres Iniesta and Xavi, by taking in one final challenge elsewhere.

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, the defender said: "I have always said my last team will be Barca.

"I have absolutely no intention of wearing any other shirt because ... I have been a 'Cule' all my life. For me, being at Barca is the biggest dream of all.

"My intention is to get to 2022, but I don't have a crystal ball and I don't know if I'm going to be able to do it.

"If I see that I lose importance or see that I am not at the [required] level, I have no problem leaving earlier.

"I don't think it will happen because I know myself and I am able to endure until 2022, but you never know."