Not too long ago, Xavi Hernandez ended his relationship with Barcelona which spanned for over 15 years as the Spanish midfielder joined the Qatari club Al Sadd on 2015.
For some time now, it has been rumored and believed that Andres Iniesta would follow the footsteps of Xavi Hernandez and also join Al Sadd or another club overseas but Andres Iniesta has denied all those claims as he has recently unveiled his intentions to retire in Camp Nou.
Andres Iniesta is 33 years old and he has a contract with Barcelona which extends until June of 2018. From the looks of it, Iniesta not only wants to completely fulfill what his contract has stated but maybe even go beyond that as the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner wants to continue playing at a high level for a few more years.
¨I have always said I would like to retire at Barcelona. It is the club I have been at since I was 12. I still have years left to play at the highest level so it is too early to decide my future, but Barcelona is where I want to be and hope to be for a long time¨ Barcelona´s Andres Iniesta said.
Even though Andres Iniesta himself has revealed his desire to continue with Barcelona, ultimately the decision of whether or not he gets to perform is up to the decision of the recently selected manager Ernesto Valverde.
Age is an important factor to take into consideration when it comes to keeping hold of a player or letting them go and considering that Andres Iniesta is 33 years old, he is very likely entering the final stages of his professional career.Continue Reading