Christmas gift to all fans of FC “Barcelona”! The management of Catalan club extended the contract with the central midfielder of the club, so the player will finish his football career at “Camp Nou”, as Andres Iniesta is now 29 years old. This pleasant and long-awaited news was announced by President Sandro Rosell club at the annual traditional pre-Christmas dinner of the team, which was held in the main stadium “Camp Nou”.
Andres Iniesta, who is currently a key player of FC “Barca” signed a contract for five seasons more in the club. Thus, it is possible that central midfielder finished his brilliant football career at the home stadium of the “Barcelona”, given the age of the player of 29 years.
At last year's pre-Christmas dinner the club president , as a gift to the fans, announced triple update of the contracts, that was, in 2013 had their contracts renewed the defender Carlos Puyol, midfielder Xavi and Argentine striker Leo Messi . This year, Sandro Rosell continued with a good tradition and announced that Iniesta will continue to play for the Catalan club for the next five seasons. The agreement was reached after months of negotiations with the player. The current contract of midfielder expired in 2015, which is now extended to 2018, while maintaining the point that if the club decides to terminate the contract unilaterally, the football player will receive compensation in the amount of 200 million euros.
Central midfielder Andres Iniesta entered in the main team of FC “Barcelona”, when he was only 12 years old. With 18 years, when the team was coached by Dutchman Van Gaal , Iniesta debuted in the 2002-2003 season. And since then, the the importance of midfielder for the team became only more and strengthen.
Under the leadership of head coach Josep Guardiola the football maturity and talent of Iniesta peaked and brought the team a lot of important victories, one of which is in the semifinals of the Champions League in the 2008-2009 season.
Following the renewal of the contract Iniesta the next can be Leo Messi and defender Gerard Piqué.