Andres Iniesta’s failure to sign a new contract is surely going to be a source of concern for Barcelona, who are still struggling with the effects of losing Neymar.
Andres Iniesta is set to heighten the anxiety at Barcelona after he appeared to have thrown his future at the club in doubt after admitting he had not yet signed a new deal with the club.
The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and, in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, admitted he was considering his future for the first time.
“Right now, I have still not signed a new contract,” he said.
“I have felt many strange feelings for the first time, but I think this may be normal.
“This is a scenario that, probably three years ago, I could never have imagined.
“Let’s say that I am considering my future when I didn’t do it before.”
Iniesta has been integral to Barcelona’s success in recent years, winning four La Liga titles and Champions League trophies since making his senior debut in 2002.
The Spain international also conceded Barcelona faced a difficult challenge in wrestling the La Liga title away from Real Madrid.
“[Madrid] are a great team, with the best players in the world, but I want to say that our challenge is to find what we lost last year.
“The Supercopa was a painful defeat because it was the first title we could win but they were very effective.
“All the defeats, especially against Madrid, always raise questions, [as does] the situation that has taken place in the last few weeks.”