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Iniesta to resign with Barcelona

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has said that he could sign an improved deal with Barcelona within the next two weeks. Barca have been working hard to tie their bunch of treble winners to long-term deals.

They have already improved the contracts of Lionel Messi, Victor Valdes and Xavi while talks are ongoing with Carlos Puyol, Rafael Marquez and coach Pep Guardiola.

And now it looks set to be the turn of Iniesta.

“I have never asked for anything from the club,” said the Spain midfielder who is currently on international duty. “It’s the club who got into contact with me, and once we reach an agreement, it will be done, that’s what’s most important. If it comes about at the end that my deal is improved then it will be very welcomed. What’s most important is that the club knows what I do for them. And if they believe that I deserve this improved deal then let’s hope it’s the right one. The two parties have to come to an agreement but I don’t think there will be any type of problem.”

Barca have a stunning crop of youngsters who have come through the ranks and Iniesta believes that is what has made the club so successful.

He added:

“I don’t know if in the next few days I will sign the improved deal, but I believe that above all it is good the club value their players and not only the people that come in from outside. I think what’s important is that a player feels valued in his team and I can tell you about me as an example. I recently played the Champions League final with seven players from the youth team which is very difficult to happen, and the club exists for the value they place on this work.”