Zaragoza hope for Pique deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Zaragoza are ready to haggle with Man Utd in a bid to keep Gerard Pique.
Real Zaragoza are ready to haggle with Manchester United in a bid to keep Gerard Pique at the club.
Pique is spending the season on loan in La Liga and the Spanish defender is unsure what the future holds.
He revealed last week that he is keen to forge a career at Old Trafford, but is also wary about returning to the Premiership leaders.
The youngster admitted that, if next season promises a diet of reserve-team football, then he would prefer to stay with Zaragoza.
According to reports in Spain those comments have prompted Zaragoza to start enquiries with regards to a permanent deal for Pique.
A figure of é¼6million (£4million) has reportedly been quoted for the ex-Barcelona youth, with Zaragoza keen to negotiate down to é¼4m (£2.7m).
If a price can not be agreed, then the Spanish media expect Zaragoza to ask for another season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal in 2008.