Shakira Reveals Gerard Pique Almost Left Barcelona Because of Pep Guardiola

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Grammy winner Shakira has revealed that her ex, Gerard Pique, had a super-tense relationship with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

During Guardiola’s tenure as manager of Barcelona, Pique considered quitting Barcelona to return to Manchester United.

The Colombian singer revealed in court how not everything went well between Barcelona and his ex-partner Pique. She said, “Gerard had a rather complicated relationship with Barcelona.”

“With Guardiola, he had a super-tense relationship of ‘you go or I go’. It was a situation that made him suffer a lot. Despite the relationship, Pique stayed at Barcelona until Guardiola left in 2012.”

She also revealed that Luis Enrique told Pique that he would be sitting on the bench a lot. However, Pique ended up becoming a legend at the club.

Pique won a lot during his 14-year spell at Nou Camp. The center back made 675 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 54 goals.

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Gerard Pique

The 36-year-old defender is one of the greatest to have ever played for Barcelona. He hanged his boot in November 2022, despite making just 10 appearances for Xavi Hernandez’s side.

His decision to hang up his boots saved Barcelona a whopping amount of £46 million due to the combination of high wages and deferred salary payments over recent years.

Pique’s retirement from the Barcelona squad was a result of the clash between him and Xavi Hernandez.

Gerard Pique

However, off the pitch, Pique and Shakira split after an 11-year relationship, five months before his retirement from football.

Gérard Pique age

He was born on February 2, 1987, in Barcelona, Spain. Pique is currently 36 years old and has a height of 1.94m (6ft 4 in).

Gerard Pique’s net worth

Due to his large investment in a football club and the money he earned from football during his playing career, his net worth is currently around $85 million. His monthly income is $0.5 million.

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Gerard Pique’s personal life

Gerard Pique

The defender was raised in a Catalan family. His father, named Joan, is a businessman, and his mother, Montserrat, is the director of a spinal injury hospital in Barcelona.

Pique has a younger brother known as Marc. Gerard’s grandfather, Amador Bernabeu, is the former Vice President of Barcelona.

After breaking up with Shakira, the former Barcelona defender is currently in a relationship with a young model named Clara Chia Marti.

Pique is the founder and president of Kosmos Holding, a sports and media investment company.

Also, Gerard Pique is the owner of Spanish second-division football club FC Andorra, which he bought in December 2018.

In 2019, Gerard Pique took a majority stake in another Spanish football club, Gimnastic Manresa.

Gerard Pique

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