Xavi Hernandez signs two-year contract extention at Barcelona

The 33-year-old Spanish medio has made over 650 appearances for the club. The contract extension comes after star Lionel Messi and Carlos Puyol agreed to their long-term stay with the Catalans.

updated: January 29, 2013 11:10 IST
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Barcelona: Xavi Hernandez has extended his contract with Barcelona for another two years, committing to stay with the club through 2016.

The 33-year-old Spain midfielder sealed the deal with club President Sandro Rosell on Monday, with Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu and football director Andoni Zubizarreta looking on.

Xavi said "this is where I want to be," adding that Barcelona had always been his first choice.

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