- Gerard Pique narrowly failed with a late bid to buy Notts County this summer
- Pique was attracted by County’s rich history in football and wanted to buy the side
- He wanted to turn Meadow Lane into a finishing school for homegrown talent
Spanish professional footballer Gerard Pique has failed in his bid to buy English club Notts County with the aim of turning the side to Barcelona's La Masia academy.
The La Masia academy is one of the bests in the world considering the numbers and types of players it has produced over the years.
Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Carlos Puyol and even Gerard Pique are all products of the famous La Masia academy.
Notts County were cash crippled and Gerard Pique wanted to buy the club and change the fortune of the side, but the deal could not go through.
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According to the report on UK Sun, if the deal had gone through, then Barcelona would have been sending young players over for test.
The report added that the financial problems at the club left Pique with no other choice than to walk away with his money.
Talks between County’s former owner Alan Hardy and Pique’s Kosmos Global Holding group took place in London.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ousmane Dembele was suspended for the forthcoming crunchy El Clasico clash against Real Madrid.
The France international was handed a two-match ban for dissent during La Blaugrana's 4-0 spanking of Sevilla at the Camp Nou.
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