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Gerard Pique Is 'Suffering' And His Personal Life Is 'Not Pleasant Currently'

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Gerard Pique Is 'Suffering' And His Personal Life Is 'Not Pleasant Currently'

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed Gerard Pique is 'suffering' after recent developments in his personal life.

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Reports emerged earlier this month which claimed Barcelona were hoping Pique retired in 2023 to avoid paying his massive wages.

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It's been a miserable few weeks for Pique and Laporta discussed the issues in a recent address, publicly backing the player.

Per Marca, he declared: "Pique is suffering. As much as we imagine, we have in our imagination players with fame, money and everything we like, but they are people and Pique is a great person.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"He is one of the captains, he is lucky, and we He has given a lot and he has to give us a lot. He has chosen to continue being a professional footballer.

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"He had the duality of being a businessman or a footballer and he has chosen a footballer.

"And he has gone through a circumstance that is not pleasant at all, with children at a very young age and Pique deserves the esteem and affection of the cules, do not pay attention to the news that tries to leave him as a frivolous man, without feelings and that everything slips away from him."

The 35-year-old played 39 times for Barcelona last season to help them to a second place finish in La Liga.

He regularly partnered Ronald Araujo at the back and offered leadership in a young team.

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Image Credit: Alamy

Laporta continued: "I am lucky to know him and to have treated him as a person. It is a extraordinary person who is suffering. And we have to help him. I will be the first to give him the love he deserves."

Barcelona are set to sign Andreas Christensen on a free transfer to add more depth in defence.

Christensen decided to leave Chelsea upon the expiry of his contract and is hoping move to the Camp Nou is announced 'soon'.

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As well as Christensen, AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is set to swap Italy for Spain.

Barcelona are continuing to work on a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski too.

Lewandowski publicly declared his career with the Bundesliga giants to be 'over' in a recent press conference.

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Topics: Barcelona, Gerard Pique, La Liga

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