Pique loan talks planned
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gerard Pique is waiting to learn if Man United will allow him to join Real Zaragoza on loan.
Gerard Pique is waiting to learn if Manchester United will allow him to join Real Zaragoza on loan.
Zaragoza are hoping to recruit the teenage defender for the season, but are awaiting talks with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Scot has previously intimated that he is willing to send Pique out on loan to further his first-team experience over the coming season.
Pique's agent Arturo Canales confirmed he is now waiting for the thumbs-up from Ferguson to follow through with the deal.
"If Gerard leaves Manchester it will be to go to Zaragoza, since it is a dream project for him," Canales told El Periodico.
"It has the possibility of playing and that is what he wishes.
"We want to speak with Ferguson to see if he wants to have the player and if he gives us a good reason for wanting him to stay."
Zaragoza are hoping to make it a double loan swoop after setting up a deal for Real Madrid full back Carlos Diogo.
"We know that Diogo has other offers, but we trust that the player can come here," said Zaragoza sporting director Miguel Pardeza.