Spanish soccer participant Gerard Piqué introduced Thursday that he’s leaving the game.
On Instagram, the Barcelona defender shared home videos of himself as a baby and talked about how he had hoped to at some point play on the Catalan group.
“I’ve been considering so much about that child these days,” he stated, in keeping with translated subtitles in his publish. “About what little Gerard would have thought if he had been informed that each one his desires would come true.”
He went on, “And now that each one that child’s desires have come true, I wish to inform you that I’ve determined that now’s the time to deliver this journey to its finish.”
The 35-year-old’s closing recreation is about for Saturday, after which he stated he’ll be a “common fan.” Nonetheless, he additionally concluded the video by saying: “And me. Ultimately, I’ll be again” — hinting that he might return to the game in some capability.
Piqué additionally talked about he would cross his “love for Barça” to his youngsters ― two younger sons he shares with pop star Shakira. The couple introduced again in June that they had been splitting up after greater than a decade collectively.
Piqué started his profession on the Barcelona group’s youth academy earlier than becoming a member of Manchester United, then returning to play for Barcelona in 2008, according to CNN. He would go on to develop into a serious star, profitable quite a few trophies and titles.