Barcelona will not punish Gerard Pique after driving without licence as Ernesto Valverde holds talks with ace

BARCELONA will not punish defender Gerard Pique after he was pulled over and caught driving without any points on his licence.

Club spokesman Josep Vives dismissed the issue as "a private matter" but it is understood the club will inflict no further penalties against the defender.

 Gerard Pique will not receive further punishment by Barcelona after being caught driving without points on his licence

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Gerard Pique will not receive further punishment by Barcelona after being caught driving without points on his licence
 Club spokesman Josep Vives says the club have spoken with Pique and confirmed the issue is a "private matter"

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Club spokesman Josep Vives says the club have spoken with Pique and confirmed the issue is a "private matter"

Gerard Pique arrives for Barcelona training on electric bike after being stopped by cops for driving without valid licence

In Spain, a driver is given 12 points on their licence but loses them when they commit driving offences.

Once they reach zero, the motorist is not allowed to drive again until they complete a 24-hour course and pass a test.

According to reports, it is a criminal offence in Spain and laws state he could face a punishment of six months in prison or a fine of up to £5,370.

The 31-year-old was stopped by police in the Catalan city last week and a routine check reportedly discovered that he was driving without a single point on his licence.

 Pique on his custom-made e-bike which he has been using to get to training

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Pique on his custom-made e-bike which he has been using to get to training
 The Barca defender is unable to drive to training after being stopped last week

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The Barca defender is unable to drive to training after being stopped last week

But similar to Liverpool's response to Mo Salah being caught using his phone while driving last month, Barcelona have ruled out any internal punishment.

It has meant that instead of driving to training, Pique has opted to ride in on a personalised electric bike.

The bikes, which Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas also have, cost £9,000, can reach speeds of 43.5mph and are created by Croatian company Greyp Bikes.

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said that the offence will not affect the star player's performances for the club and that he has "spoken with Pique" about the matter.

 Pique and his team-mate Lionel Messi pick up their Greyp Bikes e-bikes, which can reach speeds of 43.5mph

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Pique and his team-mate Lionel Messi pick up their Greyp Bikes e-bikes, which can reach speeds of 43.5mph
 The bikes are designed by Croatian inventor Mate Rimac and set clients back £9,000

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The bikes are designed by Croatian inventor Mate Rimac and set clients back £9,000

Valverde added: "I do not think these situations affect him.

"His name is always on everyone's lips, often without seeking the attention. He will deal with it in a professional manner."

In 2014, Pique was reportedly fined £10,500 for disturbing the peace and committing an offence against officials while being issued with a parking ticket.

BARCELONA will not punish defender Gerard Pique after he was pulled over and caught driving without any points on his licence.