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Midfield maestro to extend his contract at FC Barcelona

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FC Barcelona seems to be going through a happy phase, as after a series of wins one of their biggest problems seems to be solved. FC Barcelona’s playmaker and controller of midfield Don Andres Iniesta is ready to sign a contract extension with the Catalan side as reported by THE SUN.

Andres Iniesta’s contract finishes by the end of current season. There were many rumors that Iniesta is not going to sign a contract extension and go as a free agent by the end of the season. The 33-year-old  was also rumored to leave to Italian side Juventus by next summer. However, such reports are no longer true as in a recent interview Iniesta has said that he is ready to sign a new contract.

Andres Iniesta

Inside Story

Many senior FC Barcelona players among the likes of Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are not happy with the Barcelona board. Robert Bartomeu, who is the managing director of Catalan Giants right now had led this prestigious club to its all-time low last year, one of the worst seasons for FC Barcelona.

Iniesta was not happy with how Barcelona’s board treated Dani Alves and Cesc Fabregas. He was also not happy with signings and urged the administration to go for quality signings this year but instead, they lost Neymar Jr. to Paris Saint-German this year. This was almost the breaking point for the senior player but Barcelona’s recent destructible form has persuaded the player to sign his new contract with FC Barcelona. He said this to BEIN Sports after their 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon in Champions League group stage match.

Andres Iniesta

Maestro’s Views

Andres Iniesta had a lot of positive news to say after FC Barcelona defeated Sporting Lisbon by 1-0 in Portugal. He has informed that he won’t be leaving his boyhood club so soon and intends to play longer for FC Barcelona.

‘I think the good news is coming soon’, said Iniesta.

It seems an agreement could be reached within the next few weeks.

‘I need to make an honest decision and one that is best for everyone.

The situation has quite changed, as the last time Iniesta spoke with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, he hinted that he could leave FC Barcelona. However, recent interview has proved that statement false. Iniesta spoke a lot about his recent match against Sporting Lisbon and commented a lot on opponent’s performance.

‘The matches away from home are always difficult and the last one has been one more sample.

‘I think they have great players, from the middle up they attack well, they combine well.

‘We have tried to counter it in the best way and we have done it to a great extent. There are all kinds of phases in a game and also have to know how to do it.


Author’s Take:

No matter how much Robert Bartomeu says that he has the situation handled for FC Barcelona, the more they seem false. Lionel Messi has also not renewed his contract till now and Iniesta was also not willing to sign a new contract. Now these black clouds seem to fade away as even after losing Neymar Jr. FC Barcelona has a perfect start in both – La Liga and UEFA Champions League. Their biggest problem of losing Iniesta to Juventus is also over as midfield maestro himself says that he is willing to sign a new contract. Fans are hoping the same good news from Lionel Messi and that also very soon.

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