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Andrés Iniesta signs lifetime contract with FC Barcelona

Andrés Iniesta signs lifetime contract with FC Barcelona

The midfielder, 33, has made 639 appearances for Barcelona, a number only surpassed by Xavi's club record of 767.

Alongside long-time midfield partner Xavi for both club and country, Iniesta formed the axis of Pep Guardiola's legendary side that won 14 trophies in four years between 2008 and 2012.

The club also did not say what will be Iniesta's role after he stops playing.

Iniesta caused a lot of concern at the club by suggesting that he could leave at the end of his previous contract in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais in August, but it turns out that was nothing more than a proverbial bargaining chip. "It is a very special day for me as it allows me to continue dreaming".

Barcelona tied down captain Andres Iniesta for the rest of his career as the club announced on Friday the 33-year-old midfielder has agreed to the first "lifetime contract" in Barca's history.

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However, in tying down Iniesta, Bartomeu has at least ensured that one of Barca's all-time greats will see out the rest of his career at the Camp Nou.

"I know my mind and body, but every player is conscious of their possibilities".

However, Iniesta stated last week that "good news" was forthcoming on a fresh deal and he has now penned a new lifetime contract. "I'm thinking about having fun and continuing to have glory with this club". "And I hope that it will be for a long time". On Sunday, as doubts about Barcelona's game against Las Palmas grew and locals demanded that the club shut down the game, news about the decision-making process filtered out carefully to give audiences the impression that the board was against going ahead with the game, while the players pressed for business as usual.

Iniesta added more uncertainty to the saga last month after revealing that he was yet to make a decision - only days after Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu had claimed that the club had reached an agreement in principle for the player to commit his long-term future to the Nou Camp.


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