Iniesta drops big hint on when he would retire from Barcelona
Andres Iniesta has spent 21 years in the game and 15 out of those wonderful years have been with the Barcelona first team.
At 33-years-old, retirement is a constant thought that flashes across his mind.
But there’s no need to worry for the Barcelona fans as the midfielder just recently penned a new contract that shows he still has some miles left in him.
The new deal is a contract for life, but Iniesta must inform the club he wants to continue playing before April 30 of each season.
When would Iniesta retire?
Speaking on Catalunya radio, the midfield maestro didn’t exactly point out a year or date. But what he did reveal was that he wouldn’t play until he was 39-years-old.
He made this revelation when he spoke about Italian legend, Andrea Pirlo, who just announced his retirement.
Laughing off comparisons with Pirlo, he said: “I do not see myself playing until I am 39-years-old.”
Iniesta’s teammate and Barcelona icon, Xavi Hernandez is 37-years-old and still playing. So our best guess would be Iniesta retires at 38-years-old.
“I don’t see myself as being a coach one day.” he added
“But I would still like to be connected to the world of football and I hope that would be at Barcelona.”
“But I do find it difficult to visualise myself as a coach or sporting director.
“I’m just focused on being at my best now so that I can play tomorrow.”