Spain defender Pique was caught on television microphones in Spain saying that Cesc Fabregas is leaving Barcelona
Has Gerard Pique just let slip that Cesc Fabregas is leaving Barcelona for €33million?
The defender told Spain Boss Vincente Del Bosque that he has been told Fabregas is leaving by the club, and that it was Cesc Fabregas who told him.
The conversation took place prior to a press conference, with microphones picking up the hushed conversation between the pair.
pique is teammate with Fabregas at Barcelona, and revealed to Del Bosque:
“[Cesc Fabregas] told me [the deal] is done. He’s already leaving, he told me that it is €33million.”
Del Bosque replies by saying: “Poor president (in reference to Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu). He can’t win for losing.”
But the smiles on the faces of Pique and Del Bosque as the conversation takes place suggest that it could be part of an orchestrated wind-up by the pair.
During the conversation, Pique fails to mention which club Fabregas is moving to, and covers his mouth as he breaks out into a smile.
Gerard Pique has publicly made clear his feelings on Fabregas, insisting the club should do everything they can to keep him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6_HBfqSp7g
He told Mundo Deportivo: “I do not know what will happen, but I hope he stays.
“Cesc has never been sufficiently evaluated in Barcelona. He is not valued as he deserve.
“Cesc would work in any club in the world, but this club is very complicated.”