Iniesta wants to retire at Barca

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta wants to retire at the club, despite only making 13 starts this season.

The 33-year-old midfield's contract expires at the end of the season next year, and there has been a bit of uncertainty surrounding his future at the club.

But, despite all of that, the 2010 World Cup winner wants to remain with his boyhood club until the end of his playing career.

"I've said it a few times in the last month. I wouldn't say I'm tired of repeating it but I like thinking that at this stage of my career, I'll decide on my future," the Spain international was quoted by FourFourTwo.

"I like being honest to myself and also with my club. For the time being I have the strength, the motivation and the conviction to keep performing at my best throughout the next few years. I have no doubts about that."

Iniesta, who formed one of football's most feared midfield combinations with Xavi, and was once described by Wayne Rooney as the world's best player, was used sparingly by Luis Enrique during the course of the season, with the Barca coach opting to use Ivan Rakitic, ex-Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez, and Sergio Busquets in the middle of the park.

And, with his place in the team looking uncertain, Iniesta admitted that he will have to look at other offers.

"It could be depending on how the season goes, on what the club offer, on how I see it and also how they see it, I will look at my situation within the team then I will decide," he said.

"I do not know what we will decide in the next few months. I still have a contract here and I'm still certain that next season could be a great one for us. Hopefully there won't be any setbacks.

"My wish has been always the same and that doesn't change, which is retiring at Barcelona. That's always been my wish since I got here aged 12. But of course there are always possibilities for something else."

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