Pique in S'pore for quick business trip

National swimmer Danny Yeo managed to get a coveted picture with Barcelona star Gerard Pique at the Singapore Sports Hub.
National swimmer Danny Yeo managed to get a coveted picture with Barcelona star Gerard Pique at the Singapore Sports Hub.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SWAGGYWHALE

Barcelona star Gerard Pique flew into Singapore yesterday on a short layover for a business trip.

The 30-year-old centre-back then met representatives from Sports Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board to explore possible opportunities to host a sporting event here.

He is believed to have flown in from Qatar where he was involved in Barca's promotional pre-season tour alongside team-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

The trio also played a testimonial match on July 4 in Sidon, Lebanon for Lebanese footballer Roda Antar, who recently retired.

Pique played a pivotal role in the heart of the Barcelona defence this season in a campaign which saw them lift the Spanish Super Cup and King's Cup.

The Catalan side, however, failed to retain their LaLiga title, finishing runners-up to Real Madrid.

While Pique's trip to Singapore was not publicised, national swimmer Danny Yeo was among the lucky few to get a photo with the Spanish star at the Singapore Sports Hub. Pique departs Singapore today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Pique in S'pore for quick business trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe