Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s split from Shakira has dominated Spanish news reports for the past month and details about her net worth have now surfaced in the press.
The 35-year-old defender has weathered a massive storm last month after news of his infidelity came to the fore in the Catalan media. The Blaugrana veteran is no stranger to controversy but his standing at the Camp Nou has taken a huge hit following this latest fiasco.
Barcelona have been plagued by a number of scandals in recent years and are unlikely to interfere in this particular situation. Gerard Pique has not been at his best on the pitch this year and now has to deal with some controversy off the pitch.
Pique’s split from Shakira became official after an official statement from the celebrity couple earlier this month. The 35-year-old centre-back currently lives in a separate apartment in Barcelona.
According to a report published by Celebrity Net Worth, Shakira is worth $300 million. Gerard Pique’s net worth is currently around $80 million. The couple is not married at the moment and their individual fortunes will likely remain intact after their split.
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Gerard Pique’s future at FC Barcelona remains uncertain
Barcelona are currently in a difficult financial situation and are in talks with their veteran players to enforce a pay cut. However, the club’s veterans are reportedly unwilling to accept any further cuts and their decisions are likely to affect the Catalans’ transfer plans.
Gerard Pique is one of Barcelona’s most experienced players and a key figure in the squad. The centre-back will be linked with the role of Barcelona president in the future and remains an influential figure in the city.
However, recent reports will have damaged his image and Camp Nou supporters are unlikely to keep the defender’s private life off the pitch. Barcelona have been plagued by scandals since the turn of the decade and have much to do to restore their tarnished reputation.
Barcelona have improved significantly under Xavi but are yet to complete their transition to becoming a competitive European team. While an onslaught of young blood managed to turn the tide on the field, the Catalans still have work to do on the administrative front.
With Xavi encouraging the team’s youngsters to move up to the first-team, Barcelona’s veterans will have to go the extra mile to prove their worth to a rather disgruntled Blaugrana fan base.