Puyol wants to retire

puyolBarcelona captain Carles Puyol has considered ending his illustrious playing career due to on-going fitness problems, Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

The 35-year-old has been dogged by injury problems over the last couple of seasons and returned to action following two knee operations in October.

However, he has only featured four times in the last three months and has been usurped by 22-year-old Marc Bartra in coach Gerardo Martino’s pecking order.

Reports says Puyol has communicated his intention to retire at the end of the season to fellow players and club staffs if he does not feel an improvement in his fitness in the coming months.

However, the paper also claim that that Puyol hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a move to Qatar or the United States to end his playing days.

Puyol is one of Barcelona’s most decorated players of all-time with three Champions League and six La Liga titles to his name.

He is also one out of eight men having represented Spain 100 times and was a major part of the side that won the European Championships in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010.


Adeyemi Adesanya

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