Andres Iniesta to extend contract with Barcelona till 2018

Andres Iniesta arrived at Barcelona in 1996 as a 12-year-old after beginning his career in the youth system of his local club Albacete and made his first team debut in 2002.

updated: December 20, 2013 17:40 IST
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Madrid: Spanish international Andres Iniesta, 29, has agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona till 2018, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said.

The news put and end to speculation that the player who scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final could abandon Barca when his current contract expired in 2015, or that the club could be forced to sell him next summer in order to avoid seeing him leave for nothing, reports Xinhua.

"Iniesta's extension is confirmed," Rosell told a press conference Thursday.

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