Andres Iniesta has erased all doubts regarding his future by putting pen to paper on a new contract at Barcelona.
The 33-year-old attacking midfielder was set to become a free agent next summer, as the Barca hierarchy had doubts whether the Spaniard would sign a new deal.
And uncertainty regarding his Barcelona future had linked him with a move away from the Catalan giants.
However, Iniesta had hinted at signing a new deal in September, when he stated that “good news” is on the way regarding negotiations over a fresh contract.
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And Barcelona have now officially announced that an agreement has been reached, with a club statement reading: “Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona on Friday, in a deal that will keep him at the Club for the rest of his career.”
“The Spanish midfielder, who has made 639 appearances for Barça, ranks second on the all-time games played list at the Club.”
“He has scored 55 goals for the first team, for which he debuted on October 29th, 2002.”
“Since 2015 Iniesta has been the team’s first captain, and is one of the Club’s most distinguished symbols.”
“The 33-year-old midfielder joined the Club in September 1996, at the age of 12.”
“Iniesta and Leo Messi share the record for the most titles in Barca history, with 30.”