Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern do not quite know what to make of the latest claims about Gerard Pique as the quotes we are hearing from the Daily Star are confusing at best.
The Spanish international defender has become a target for United boss Louis van Gaal and of course knows both the club and the Premier League well after his time spent at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2008.
Not only has he lost his place in the Barca starting line-up at times this season but we have wondered if Luis Enrique really has that much faith in him at all meaning a transfer could be on the cards.
According to our punters, after reading his latest comments about the Catalan club, we do not think that Pique will be leaving any time soon as he admitted when speaking with Four Four Two magazine that: “I love it here. I am at the best club in the world right now. I have no intention of leaving now or later.
“I’ve just signed a new contract and I want to retire a Blaugrana, just like [Carlos] Puyol did.”
Despite his words of love for Barcelona, there is some hope for United fans as he added: “You never know what the future holds, but right now, I love this city, I love the people in the club, and most importantly, I love the institution. I don’t see myself leaving.”
Manchester United fans. Is it time to turn your attentions elsewhere? Which top defender would you like to see join this winter? Let us know your thoughts below.