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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Watch: Gerard Pique aims to 'finish my career' at Barcelona after signing contract to 2022

Spanish defender Gerard Pique is expecting to end his career at Barcelona after signing a contract extension on Monday that will keep him at the Primera Liga giants until 2022.

Pique, 30, started out in Barca's youth ranks before joining Manchester United in 2004 but returned to the Camp Nou four years later and has since played over 250 league games. In that time, Pique has helped the club win six Primera Liga titles, five Copa del Reys, three Uefa Champions League titles and three Fifa Club World Cups.

"It seems I will finish my career here which is what I have always wanted since I returned as a 21 year-old," Pique said at a press conference to announce his new contract.

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"I want to enjoy this moment, this day, and enjoy this year that is looking great, but there are still many months left to win titles, which is the goal we are looking for each year at Barcelona. I'm very happy.

"Since I have arrived here, I can say every year I have won a title, and that we have always competed until the end, and that's the most important thing. In the future, I hope we remain competitive until I retire.

"I have always had a good relationship with FC Barcelona, and it has been very easy. I do not have the motivation to wear another shirt. I am playing football simply because I am here. "

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