Barcelona have endured a tough summer so far following the big-money departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, and their struggles could set to continue throughout the season.
They haven’t exactly created any shockwaves in the transfer window, as the Neymar exit is the only high-profile deal they’ve been associated with so far, despite bringing in the likes of Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo.
The signing of Paulinho didn’t really improve the mood either.
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The Blaugrana has shifted their focus to Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, and those deals have been anything but smooth sailing as it looks like they’ll definitely fail in luring Liverpool to depart with the Brazil international.
Internally, there were a few surprises in store for the Barca faithful too, as it was revealed that Lionel Messi hadn’t signed a new contract and the assumption has been that the Argentine won’t be signing on the dotted line unless the club brings in some massive reinforcements.
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While it’s hard to imagine a Barcelona side without Messi, it’d be just as difficult to see Andres Iniesta no longer associated with his boyhood club.
The Spaniard has enjoyed plenty of success during his time at Camp Nou, and his partnership in the middle of the park with Xavi is one of the many reasons why Barca have been such a joy to watch.
The 33-year-old isn’t getting any younger, though, and he’s now revealed that he’s considering leaving Barcelona once his contract expires next summer.
The club has offered him an extension, but he told Spanish newspaper, El Pais, that he now feels things he did not know, which is what could be delaying his decision to remain with the Spanish giants.
He said: “In fact, I have not yet renewed [my contract].
"I have experienced many sensations that I did not know, but I think they are normal.
"It is a scenario that three years ago I surely could never have imagined. Let's say, I'm thinking about the future when I did not do it before."
The current negative mood might be impacting his decision to sign an extension, and it might come as a surprise to the fans to hear their longest-serving player is considering leaving the club in the same window where they already lost a huge player in Neymar.
The fact that the club have also turned their focus in signing Jean Michael Seri from Nice means Iniesta won’t be getting on the pitch as often as he may want to.
What do you make of Iniesta considering his future at Barcelona? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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