Barcelona star could end up at Madrid for the next season’s football action following his less prominence under manager Xavi Hernandez, according to to report.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simone is keen on signing Gerard Pique in a bid to solve the issue with his leaking defence at the Civitas Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid is known to have the defensive team both in Spain and in Europe under Simeone over the past few seasons but such recognition is gradually fading off with his current defenders.
Atletico Madrid is preparing to attempt to lure Pique to their side in January as per report in SPORT.
Pique has dropped from the pecking order at Camp Nou and he is now the fifth choice at the club subsequently he has seen his game time limited.
Simeone is aware of the situation and knows the capability of the 35-year-old and he is keen on his signing the veteran defender. The Atleti manager is not satisfied with the performance of Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savic and Felipe while being aware of Jose Gimenez’s unreliable injury record.
The Argentine manager is keen to add a leader to the team to help in leading the backline and help the team return to what the team is known for over the years.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona struck a similar deal last three seasons that saw Luis Suarez make a move to Madrid and guided the Wanda Metropolitano side to La Liga title in the 2020/2021 season.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are currently negotiating a lower fee for Antoine Griezmann’s permanent move to Atletico Madrid and Simeone aims to also finalise a deal for Pique during the ongoing negotiations.
Pique could reject the move considering his affinity with his beloved club Barcelona and his long-standing rivalry with Madrid-based clubs could deter him from making such a move.