Gerard Pique has signed a new contract extension with Barcelona, tying him to the club until the year Earthly civilisation finally disintegrates entirely, 2022.
Barca have also thrown a frankly astounding release clause into the four-and-a-half year deal, set at €500million.
Yes, you read that correctly: Five hundred million euros.
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Having entered La Masia as a 10-year-old back in 1997, Pique – now 30 – has gone on to make over 400 appearances for Barca, yielding 25 major trophies in the process.
With a sky-high release clause like that, it’s fairly safe to say he’s going to be there a while longer.