La Liga club Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has been linked with a move away from the club to Manchester City. City is currently managed by former Catalan manager Pep Guardiola and this has added more steam to the story.
However, Iniesta has revealed that Guardiola won’t be able to persuade him to quit his boyhood club. The Spain international will only do that if the Nou Camp hierarchy decides of not awarding him a new contract extension, as reported by Sky Sports.
Iniesta’s teammate Sergio Busquets recently signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona. However, the 32-year-old man, whose contract expires in 2018, is yet to receive an offer from the club to extend his stay.
Guardiola and Iniesta have a previous working relationship when the former was managing the club. The La Masia youth academy product was part of Guardiola’s team which won the treble in 2009. However, this won’t be enough to prize the player away from Camp Nou as he wants to stay and play with the La Liga champions.
“Guardiola knows what I think, what I want, and my desire is ending my career here, like I’ve said many times,” Iniesta said to Spanish radio station COPE.
The man from Fuentealbilla, Spain has revealed that he wants to end his career at Barcelona. He will honor his current contract with the club and will have a word with the officials regarding his future.
Iniesta believes that Guardiola will be successful with Manchester City in the Premier League. Both the clubs face each other in the Champions League group stage encounter on October 19, 2016.
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