Playmaker should stick it out at Camp Nou, says centre back.
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has warned team-mate Thiago Alcantara that he would be making a big mistake leaving the Spanish giants to join Premier League champions Manchester United next season, reports the Daily Mail.
The young Spain international is currently the subject of much interest from both United, as well as from Uefa Champions League holders Bayern Munich, who are now coached by former Barca boss Pep Guardiola.
Each European super power knows that the 22-year-old has a reported buy-out clause in his current contract at Camp Nou that is valued at only 18 million euros, although that figure will rise substantially were no club to make an offer for his services by July 31st.
However, fellow Spain international Pique has urged his compatriot to be patient and wait for his turn to come in Catalonia like other Barca stars, such as Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.
The Spain Under-21 international appeared in 36 matches in all competitions under new Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova last season, scoring three goals, and Pique told Spanish radio programme Al Primer Toque on Onda Cero that: “There is a possibility that he could leave but we have to convince him that the best place for him is Barcelona,
“Players in his position like Xavi were patient and they ended up defining an era.”