Kluivert and Laporte lead tributes to retiring Barca star Pique

Patrick Kluivert and Aymeric Laporte have been among the many main names to pay tribute to Gerard Pique after the Barcelona and Spain nice introduced he’s to retire.

The 35-year-old confirmed on Thursday that Barca’s conflict at Camp Nou with Almeria on Saturday can be his final look for the Blaugrana.

World Cup and European Championship winner Pique calls an finish to his profession with eight LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns from his time with the Catalan giants.

Former Barca ahead Kluivert outlined his appreciation for the centre-back, posting “Thanks for every thing”.

Fellow Spain defender Laporte echoed the same sentiment with a message stating: “You’re nice! Thanks”, whereas Barca team-mate Ferran Torres hailed Pique as “the most effective”.

Giuseppe Rossi performed with Pique at Manchester United earlier than the Spaniard returned to his homeland in 2008 and labelled his former team-mate as “primary”.

The previous Italy worldwide posted: “A pleasure to share [the] locker room and the sector collectively! You’re quantity Rossi’s 1 Gerry! A giant hug. Take pleasure in you deserve it.”

Legendary centre-back Fabio Cannavaro, together with Rafinha and Javier Mascherano, posted a sequence of coronary heart emojis and raised arms to applaud Pique.

Ivan Rakitic, one other ex-Blaugrana colleague, added: “All the time on my staff”, whereas Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga adopted go well with by calling Pique a “legend” with a coronary heart emoji.