The Barcelona defender backed Markus Weinzierl’s side to be the Bundesliga’s surprise package and they have offered him the chance to play his part

Augsburg have moved to thank Gerard Pique for his backing for the 2015-16 season – by offering the Barcelona man a place in their team.

The Spain international named Augsburg as the likely surprise package in the Bundesliga when making some pre-season predictions last week, and the Bavarian side are determined to hold him to his word.

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— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) August 12, 2015

Sporting director Stefen Reuter appeared on Twitter on Sunday holding a shirt adorned with Pique’s name and number, with the club posting along with the image “Looking forward to you playing with us!”

Lets make it a surprise straight away, @3gerardpique. Shirt is already ready. Looking forward to you playing with us!

— FC Augsburg (@FCAugsburg) August 16, 2015

Markus Weinzierl’s side were beaten 1-0 at home by Hertha in their opening league game of the campaign on Saturday.

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