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Volume 10 No. 25
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Carles Puyol Of FC Barcelona Considering Retiring At 35, Becoming A Player Agent

FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol "is already looking toward retirement," according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Puyol's "knee will not stop giving him problems," and it was previously reported that Puyol "has admitted that his goodbye is imminent." Puyol, together with former footballer Iván de la Peña, "has launched a partnership through which both could become player agents for footballers in the very near future." Puyol said when he renewed his contract that he "hoped to keep playing for Barcelona until he was 40," but this is "unlikely because of the problems with his right knee." It would be "possible to play for a lower-level club, but the option of forming a player-agent business is more attractive to him" (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 12/16).