◼️ The Barça captain must announce his future to the club on April 30. The public already asked him on Sunday not to leave. The board gives him time to think.
As soon as Iniesta jumped into the pitch on Sunday replacing Ousmane Dembélé, the Camp Nou began to sing “Iniesta quédate”. A chorus that in all likelihood will be repeated every time the player from La Mancha plays before his audience. The Barcelona captain announced last Wednesday after playing against Chelsea that next April 30 he should tell the club what his future will be. Iniesta has a life contract with Barcelona that will be renewed whenever the player wishes. After the European elimination gave the feeling that the midfielder began to prepare his farewell.
Given this situation, the FC Barcelona fan has already taken the floor and will put everything that is necessary for the player to end up staying. The manager and the coach, meanwhile, know that it is best to stay away and allow the player to reflect. They want to give you as much space as possible.
Guillermo Amor, director of institutional relations at the club, explained that “I made the decision that Andrés took, we will support him. His decision will be accepted by everyone and will leave us happy whatever he does because over the years he has earned the right to decide. “
Valverde, his coach, acknowledged that “obviously we want Iniesta to be with us forever, we know what he brings, but now we can’t do anything but wait. It will be manifested. It seems to me very much an alderman to put on the bandage before the wound. For the moment he is still with us and we have him. “
The teammates also try to do their bit and Marc-André Ter Stegen explained that “we want him to stay because he is a great player and a great person, but it is a personal decision”.
By April 30, at least, the decision of Iniesta will be on the table and despite attempts to keep him going from the stands to the locker room, it seems that the captain has already begun to say goodbye.