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Barca insert anti-Pique clause in new contracts due to defender’s off-field engagements

Barcelona have reportedly taken action after growing frustrated with Gerard's Pique entrepreneurial aspirations. The defender has been heavily involved with work off the pitch in the past few years such as helping in revamping tennis' Davis Cup competition and purchasing a controlling stake in Andorra FC. According to ABC, his off-pitch engagements have angered the club as they believe his priorities have shifted from football. Therefore, in a bid to prevent new signings from toeing a similar path, Barcelona contracts will include an 'anti-Pique' clause that restricts non-footballing commitments. READ: Solskjaer coy on Man United interest in Bruno Fernandes It was also reported that Pique's disappearance after the Spanish Super Cup in 2018 angered the club. He was contacted by Ern...

Pique – We offered to change our contracts to bring Neymar back

Gerard Pique has revealed that Barcelona players were willing to go the extra length to help the club ensure the return of Brazil international Neymar to the Camp Nou last summer. Neymar disclosed his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window and return to his former club but the two clubs couldn't reach an agreement over a fee. According to Pique, he and his teammates did their best to ensure that the transfer went through, adding that they were willing to make sacrifices. “We didn’t stump up money,” he said. READ: The 2019/20 Carabao Cup Quarter-Final fixtures released ”What we said to the president was whether we could change our contracts because we knew there was a Financial Fair Play issue... so we said to the president, rather than earn somethi...

Pique – Barca must step forward from Anfield nightmare

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has opened up about his side's embarrassing 4 nil defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in the semi-finals of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League. According to Pique, the event is a nightmare that he and his teammates must move on from and forget about. Barcelona went to Anfield with a seemingly comfortable 3 nil lead from the Camp Nou but saw themselves out of the competition after the final whistle was blown at Anfield, conceding 4, and failing to score. The collapse was very similar to what transpired when they were eliminated from the competition by Serie A outfit AS Roma in the 2017/18 season. READ: https://footiehound.com/mourinho-a-third-ucl-final-defeat-will-crush-klopp/ “When something like that happens, everything or almost everything goes ...