Pique at Barça only 5th choice – Atletico change as a way out?
Atletico Madrid are interested in Gerard Pique’s transfer.
Gerard Pique is only a reservist at FC Barcelona – Atletico Madrid of all places could offer the veteran a way out.
Gerard Pique has fallen far down the pecking order of the Catalan centre-back this season. Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia and Andreas Christensen are all ahead of Pique in Xavi’s favor, so the BarcaLegend was only used twice in eight competitive games.
According to information from OK Diary would Atlético Madrid like to take advantage of this situation and guide Pique to the Wanda Metropolitano. The Rojiblancos also reportedly brought up Pique’s name in talks about Antoine Griezmann whose purchase option is set to be reduced – Atletico believe the 35-year-old would be a valuable addition to Diego Simeone’s team and one role similar to that of Diego Godin.
Simeone is said to have backed the veteran’s move as he is unhappy with the performances of Setfan Savic, Felipe and Mario Hermoso, while Jose Maria Gimenez is often absent through injury.
Should Pique after the injuries of Araujo and Kounde will not receive more playing time in the coming weeks either, this could speed up his decision to leave Barça, how OK Diary executes His relationship with Xavi is said to be “shattered” and marked by “obvious tensions”.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Pique at Barça only 5th choice – Atletico change as a way out? released.