Barcelona is on the verge of winning the league championship for the first time in four years. Barça needs just two points from their final five matches to overtake their rivals & win the league. Barcelona can win the championship on Monday when they play Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium. Barcelona would want to celebrate winning the league by beating their local rivals in their home stadium. Toni Juanmarti claims that Barcelona wants to make it even better by inviting Gerard Pique to the celebrations once they win the league.
Barcelona to Invite Pique to Celebrate La Liga Title
After all, Pique had contributed to Barça’s league campaign this season, although in a little way. In the first half of the season, he started six league matches and served as the club’s defensive leader, directing the efforts of Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen. At the conclusion of last year, Pique, a senior defender for Barcelona, made the unexpected decision to retire from professional football.
The rising criticism of his play and presence in the club likely influenced his choice. Pique also canceled Barcelona’s postponed payments, which allowed the Catalans to drastically reduce their payroll load. Since Sergio Busquets has decided to leave Barça at the end of the season, the club will likely make additional efforts to cut costs.
As part of the club’s intention to cut €200 million from the salary pile, Jordi Alba could follow suit. Once Barcelona wins the La Liga title this weekend, though, you can count on seeing all three of their seasoned players at the RCDE stadium.