Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos will soon be business partners
What's the story?
Spain and FC Barcelona's Pique and his national team partner Sergio Ramos will no longer be just his fellow defender, with the possibility of the Real Madrid man becoming his business partner in the future.
Pique was talking to the media ahead of Spain's World Cup qualifier game, where he cleared the air with the media saying [Quote via AS]
"The Ramos thing is a lie - we get on phenomenally. We're going to be partners in a business venture that I proposed to him."
It would be interesting to see how the business between the two national team partners pans out, with the duo rivalling for the league title.
In case you didn’t know...
According to several reports in Spain, the duo is set to open a media platform created for and by sportspeople called Power to the Players, which is similar to 'The Players' Tribune', an English-language platform set up by the former baseball player Derek Jeter that directly publishes content written by professional athletes.
The Catalan defender has previously talked about a plan to help set a "means of communication that is different, true, authentic and for the players" and this is truly towards the aim that Pique had.
The heart of the matter
The defender faced the media ahead of Spain's qualifier against Albania, where questions were hurled at him regarding his stance on the rising political tension in Spain, after Sunday's Catalan independence referendum.
Pique was booed by the Spanish fans in the open training session, before their qualifier, with increasing reports suggesting that the Catalan player had a rift with fellow defender Ramos while others suggested that the lanky defender would leave the Spanish camp ahead of the encounter.
Spain take on Albania this Friday and it remains to be seen whether or not Pique will feature alongside Ramos. He did reveal that he will not be forced into retirement after recent events.
Gerard Pique's outspoken attitude has always garnered a lot of hate in the country, but with the help of this company the defender might just pull back a few people on his side.
Pique's contribution to Europe would be more than just representing his country Spain in the World Cup and Euros, or his club FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. This dream of Pique's would allow the players to speak their mind, which is a good thing.
The success of 'The Players' Tribune' in the United States has been massive, with footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Ivan Rakitic contributing to the Tribune.