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Pique commits future to Barcelona - FCNaija

La Liga By: Imo-owo Mbede | 18/01/2018

Gerard Pique has signed a new Barcelona deal that will keep him at Camp Nou until the summer of 2022.

The Spain international, who has featured 422 times for Barca and won 25 trophies in the process, will spend the next four-and-a-half-years at the Camp Nou.

Barca have also included a staggering €500m (£441m) buy-out clause in Pique’s new deal.

Pique joined FC Barcelona in 1997, aged just 10 years old. The centre-back started out in the club’s junior ranks, at the youngest level available at the time -Under-11s B- and steadily progressed through the different age groups.

He left La Masia in 2004 to move to Manchester United, where he gained experience playing in the Premier League and also in LaLiga when he spent a season on loan at Zaragoza. In the summer of 2008 he was brought back to Pep Guardiola’s Barça side as a proven central defender.

Pique has played 422 games for Barça and scored 37 goals. This season he has been one of the players most frequently used by Ernesto Valverde, with 25 appearances and 2 goals to his name.