Gerard Pique agrees new Barcelona deal with £440m buyout clause

Gerard Pique has signed a new contract that will keep him at Barcelona until 2022

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has agreed a contract extension until 2022. The new contract also includes a 500m euro (£440m) buyout clause.

The Spain international, 30, has played 422 games for the Catalan club since rejoining from Manchester United in 2008.

Pique has won more than 20 honours at Barca, including six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues, and was also part of the Spain side that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

Barcelona-born Pique was part of the club’s youth system between 1997 and 2004 before four seasons at Old Trafford brought just 23 appearances in all competitions.

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Pique is a product of Barcelona’s academy, La Masia but initially left the club for Manchester United in 2004, where he remained for four years, before returning to Barça under Pep Guardiola’s leadership, helping the club win trebles in 2008–09 and 2014–15.

He is one of four players to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams, the others being Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa and Samuel Eto’o.

Piqué has also represented Spain, making his debut on 11 February 2009. He played an integral role in the Spain team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

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