Gerard Pique has agreed a new contract with Barcelona that will keep him at the club until 2022.
Barca announced the defender’s new deal has a release clause set at €500 million.
Pique joined Barcelona as a 10-year-old in 1997 before leaving to join Manchester United in 2004. He returned to his hometown club in 2008 and has since won La Liga six times and the Champions League on three occasions.
Pique was involved on Wednesday as Barca lost for the time this season since the Spanish Super Cup, going down to local rivals Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, but he is confident they can recover quickly.
“If you could choose a day to lose, it might have been today,” Pique told reporters after a hard-fought Catalan derby.
“Because in a week we can turn things around at Camp Nou. The penalty [miss] affected us too much. From there, the game went in a direction we didn’t want and we complicated things.
“We will approach the second leg differently. From the first minute, we will press high, we will try to create a lot of chances and hopefully the home support drives us on.”
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