Gerard Pique had promised to return to Barcelona after ending his football career with the Spanish side.
In a post shared after his retirement from football, the former defender stated that his relationship with Barcelona hd been that if love and passion.
He said he had to leave the club to enable someone else to get his own opportunity.
Pique said, “It’s been a relationship of a lot of love and passion to play for Barca. I think this was the time to give some space to one another.
“I think it was time to part ways and I’m convinced that in the future I will come back here.”
Pique helped Barcelona win 15 trophies, including eight La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.