Pique Plans to Retire at Barca by 2022

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Pique Plans to Retire at Barca by 2022

Gerard Pique has reiterated that Barcelona will be the final club of his career, with the defender planning to see out a contract through to 2022.

The World Cup winner returned to his roots in Catalunya back in 2008 after spending four years with Manchester United.

The 32-year-old has gone on to take in over 500 appearances for Barca, while collecting countless major trophies with club and country.

Pique intends to bring the curtain down on his playing days at Camp Nou, with there no desire on his part to follow the lead of fellow club icons Andres Iniesta and Xavi by taking in one final challenge elsewhere.

He told Mundo Deportivo: "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."

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