Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has announced he will be retiring from football after Saturday’s La Liga match against Almeria.
The veteran defender confirmed in a video on social media that he will retire from football after Barcelona’s clash against Almeria on Saturday in La Liga.
Pique has fallen out of favour at the Camp Nou this season, making just three La Liga starts, and has decided to call time on his trophy-laden career.
Pique has slipped behind Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Eric Garcia in the pecking order at Barcelona this season and has spent most of the current season on the bench. The defender has previously said he would rather retire than accept being a substitute for a whole season and now looks set to keep his word.