Now, Pique has also hit out at Bartomeu, telling La Vanguardia: “As president I would have acted differently. I asked Leo to stay on.
“I didn’t have much dealings with him those days because I thought it was a very personal decision.
“I only said: ‘Leo, it’s a year, and then new people will come.’
“I asked myself: ‘How can it be that the best player in history, who we have had the incredible luck to enjoy, gets up one day and sends a burofax because he feels that they are not listening to him?’