Andres Iniesta: I won’t stay if I’m not wanted at FC Barcelona

Andres Iniesta: I won’t stay if I’m not wanted at FC Barcelona


FC Barcelona great Andres Iniesta says he is not worried about renewing his contract with the Catalan giants, choosing to focus on their short-term aspirations.

Iniesta has chalked up 403 games for Barca since 2002 and is due to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

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The 32-year-old is opting not to think about his own future, but says he will depart the club if he feels unwanted.

“Everyone can guess but I have been clear about this (contract renewal),” Iniesta said.

“Now the only thing I am worried about is our title aims.

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“After the season we will see both personally and the club’ side and that’s it.

“I am not saying I won’t renew my contract. I want to finish my career here, but that will be decided by my performances on the pitch and my feelings.

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“I won’t stay here if I am not important for the club. That’s clear.”

Barca are currently second in La Liga behind Real Madrid, who hold a two-point lead on their fierce rivals.

Los Blancos have one game in hand.