NEWS
Sunday July 28 2019
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique buys another football club

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has added to his portfolio of football clubs by taking a controlling stake in Gimnàstic Manresa.

Marca cite the news as initially reported in Catalan outlet Nació Digital that the deal had been ratified by 80% of its members.

The former Spain international, through his company Kosmos, will take control of the club who will subsequently become an affiliate of FC Andorra - whom Pique officially bought in January.

That move saw Kosmos take full responsibility for the club’s debt after Andorra’s directors sanctioned the move at a general meeting, with the portfolio of clubs now growing.

Pique will now become the club’s leading shareholder while the move will ensure that Gimàstic Manresa will become a Sports Public Limited Company.

FC Andorra currently compete in the Primera Catalana – the fifth level of Spanish football – but played in the third tier between 1980 and 1998, with a Copa del Rey fourth round appearance in 1991.

Pique’s company Kosmos also have made business moves in tennis, esports, video games, eyeglasses, isotonic drinks and organic hamburgers.

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