Andres Iniesta have agreed to a deal that will keep the midfielder at Barcelona for the remainder of his career.
Andres Iniesta’s new contract is a deal “for life”, according to the club.
Iniesta is a one man club having just played for Barcelona – winning eight La Liga titles and the Champions League four times.
A club statement said: “Andres Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with FC Barcelona on Friday, in a deal that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.”
‘Today is a very special day for me, one of many here for the simple fact I’m continuing at this place which is my home, which means I can continue to aspire to win things for this club, my club,’ Iniesta said on Friday after signing the new deal.
‘This is the club where I grew up and evolved and I feel privileged to be its captain.’
The deal, which has no expiry date, allows Iniesta to decide of his own accord when he will stop playing for Barca and gives him the opportunity to remain with the club in another capacity when he decides to hang up his boots.
‘After 118 years of history this is the first time the club has given someone a contract for life, this is an exceptional contract for an exceptional player,’ Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said.
‘Andres Iniesta has been part of this club since 2002 and won so many things. This golden era needs to continue and that’s why we’ve signed this deal. This is a deal that will delight all Barca fans and will be a reference for future players. We’ve always said: look up to Andres, not just his talent or style of play but his way of being.’