Andres Iniesta has declared that not even Pep Guardiola could tempt him away from retiring at Barcelona, confirming he wishes to end his career at Camp Nou.
The attacking midfielder has a contract with the Catalans until June 2018 and is keen to sign a renewal that will take him all the way to the date he hangs up his boots.
Barcelona have yet to open talks with Iniesta, though, and he has acknowledged it is out of his hands whether he will hang up his boots at the Spanish champions.
I’m very clear about what I say and what I think, everybody knows it.
“I would love to end my career at Barcelona. I have a contract until 2018. We will have to ask the directors whether they want to extend my contract.
“But I can only repeat that I want to retire at Barcelona.”
Iniesta came through the ranks of the Barcelona youth academy and has made close to 600 appearances in all competitions for the Catalans since making his official debut in 2002-03.