La Liga Andres Iniesta in the dark over Barcelona future

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is keen to retire at Camp Nou, but has acknowledged it might not be up to him

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Andres Iniesta has admitted he does not know whether Barcelona will allow him to retire at Camp Nou.

The attacking midfielder has a contract with the Catalans until June 2018 and is keen to sign a renewal to take him to the end of his career.

Barcelona have yet to open talks with Iniesta, though, and he has acknowledged it is out of his hands whether he will hang up his boots at the Spanish champions.

"I would love to end my career at Barcelona," the 32-year-old told Cadena COPE.

"I have a contract until 2018. We will have to ask the directors whether they want to extend my contract.

"But I can only repeat that I want to retire at Barcelona."

Iniesta added that not even interest from former coach Pep Guardiola, now at Manchester City, could change his mind, adding: "Guardiola knows what I think, what I want, and my desire is ending my career here, like I've said many times.

"I'm very clear about what I say and what I think, everybody knows it."

Iniesta came through the ranks of the Barcelona youth academy and has made close to 600 appearances in all competitions for the Catalans since making his official debut in 2002-03.

He has won eight LaLiga titles during his time at Camp Nou, while also lifting the Champions League on four occasions.

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