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Gerard Pique: Barcelona defender agrees extension until 2019

Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has agreed terms on a four-year contract extension.

The 27-year-old will finalise a deal which will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2019 in the coming days.

Pique, who played for Manchester United between 2004 and 2008, was due to be out of contract in June 2015.

Since returning to Barca, where he came through the youth ranks, Pique has played 266 games, winning four Spanish titles and the Champions League twice.

News of his expected signature comes 24 hours after the Catalan club announced Lionel Messi had signed a new deal and former playerLuis Enrique was appointed manager.

German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has also been signed at the start of a summer where experienced figures such as Victor Valdes, Carles Puyol and Jose Manuel Pinto will leave the Nou Camp.

Puyol’s exit leaves Pique as the club’s main central defender.

In forming part of a team which won four La Liga titles in six years since 2008, Pique also established himself in the Spanish national team which won the World Cup in 2010 and European Championship in 2012.

SOURCE:BBC

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