Iniesta signs lifetime contract with BarcelonaOctober 6, 2017
Andres Iniesta has signed a new deal with Barcelona, keeping him at the club for the remainder of his career.
After months of speculation claiming the Spanish international could call time on his Camp Nou career next summer, a new deal has been signed and sealed.
Iniesta put pen to paper on his new deal on Friday morning with the official signing and press conference set for 12.30 CET om the same day.
A club statement said: “Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona on Friday, in a deal that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.”
Barca’s club captain has made 639 appearances for the Catalan club, putting him second on the most appearances for the club list.
Having scored 55 goals in that time, Iniesta has helped the club to Champions League and La Liga honours.
He has won the European Championship twice with Spain and scored the extra-time winner in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands in South Africa.
The 33-year-old midfielder joined the Club in September 1996, at the age of 12.
Next on Barcelona’s agenda will be the confirmation of Lionel Messi’s contract after conflicting reports from club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Spanish press, who claim he has and hasn’t agreed new terms, respectively.