German side Augsburg ‘announce’ signing of Gerard Pique

Augsburg have moved to thank Gerard Pique for his backing for the 2015-16 season – by offering the Barcelona man a place in their team.

The Spain international named Augsburg as the likely surprise package in the Bundesliga when making some pre-season predictions last week, and the Bavarian side are determined to hold him to his word.

Sporting director Stefen Reuter appeared on Twitter on Sunday holding a shirt adorned with Pique’s name and number, with the club posting along with the image “Looking forward to you playing with us!”

 

Markus Weinzierl’s side were beaten 1-0 at home by Hertha in their opening league game of the campaign on Saturday.