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Barcelona star keen to extend contract

Iniesta is optimistic that negotiations will be quick (©GettyImages)
Iniesta is optimistic that negotiations will be quick (©GettyImages).

Andres Iniesta hopes to extend his Barcelona contract so that he can stay at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career.

The 29-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Spain at the Confederations Cup, believes that both Barcelona and his representatives want to renew his current deal, that is set to expire in 2015. 

And this is widely expected to happen. Iniesta is playing some of the best football of his career, effortlessly pulling the strings for both the Barcelona team and the Spanish national side of late.

And the importance of Iniesta in the Barcelona side is clear- since the 2004/05 season, Iniesta has made over 40 appearances in every season, highlighting the influence he has in the Barcelona midfield. 

Iniesta has become one of the most influential players in Spanish footballing history, and he has made over 80 appearances for the national team.

Iniesta currently plays in a midfield three at Barcelona, with Xavi and Busquets holding the play alongside him. The combination has become one of the most feared in club football, with Iniesta's side winning three Champions League titles in the last 10 years. 

And Iniesta hopes that because of this form that a deal can be concluded to secure his career with the club. 

"It is my dream to end my career at Barcelona," Iniesta told Sport. "Nothing has changed in that regard. We will see how it all unfolds, but I do not expect any problems with my contract renewal. When both parties have the intention to continue together, the renewal should be done pretty quick." 

And the midfielder hopes that the deal can be concluded in the coming days. 

"In the situation I find myself in, everybody in the world would want to be rewarded fairly," Iniesta added. "You have to give it good thought and make a decision. When we sit down and open talks, I hope it will be resolved quickly because we both want the same thing." 

 

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