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Barcelona star will snub City interest

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Iniesta is invaluable to Barcelona. (©GettyImages)
Iniesta is invaluable to Barcelona. (©GettyImages).

Barcelona maestro Andres Iniesta wants to end his career at the club - dashing any feint hopes Manchester City had of signing the Spanish midfielder.

TalkSPORT reports how the reigning Premier League champions are one of the few teams in the world that could afford to tempt the two-time World Cup winner away from the Camp Nou, after being linked with his signature two years ago.

Citizens boss Roberto Mancini can be forgiven for dreaming about adding Iniesta to his Etihad Stadium contingent, reuniting the nimble Catalan star with former Barca team-mate Yaya Toure on the blue side of Manchester.

However, the man at the epicentre of arguably the greatest club team in recent history, insists he has no intention of leaving the club, while he is still playing at the highest level.

"I do not know if I'd ever move to another club," Iniesta told Le Monde. "I would like to end my career with Barca.

"It depends on my performance on the field, if it's good I'll be at the club a long time, I hope."

The 28-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world, recently revealed his belief that he would't be the same player, had it not been for Barcelona.

After graduating from the club's La Masia youth academy, Iniesta has gone on to establish himself as an invaluable first-team player, and has made 415 senior appearances.

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