"Gerard Pique has an incredible career ahead of him," Beckenbauer told El Mundo Deportivo. "Now he is a champion with Spain, as he was with [Barcelona]. It's been an amazing progression.
"I've told Louis van Gaal that Bayern lack a central defender like him. With Pique, we would do well, although I do not think Barca will let him go."
Pique, 23, is widely regarded as one of the best young centre-halves in the world. With a style likened to the 'Kaiser' himself, he has earned the nickname 'Piquenbauer'.
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