The Spanish centre-back was overheard telling his Brazilian team-mate that, like him, he is becoming a contentious figure at the Catalan club
The World Cup and two-time European Championship winner has won a whole host of trophies at the club, yet the centre-back finds himself having played only four of the last eight games under Luis Enrique.
And while the husband of Colombian pop sensation Shakira may feel like he has an indifferent relationship with many at the Catalan club, he has now told fellow defender Dani Alves that he too is in danger of becoming a contentious figure at the club.
During Barca’s training session on Friday, the centre-back was caught on video by Welabo telling the Brazilian: “Dani, you have many enemies here. You’re becoming like me.”
Dani Alves has been subject to a lot of rumours suggesting he will be leaving Camp Nou this summer when his contract at the club expires, with a Premier League switch most frequently touted.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo report that Pique told Barcelona after the video began circulating on social that he was only speaking to his Brazilian team-mate within the context of training jokily, and that it was not a reference to anything beyond that.