Iniesta ponders Barcelona future

22 August 2017 07:03:28 EST

Barcelona ace Andres Iniesta has hinted that he could be tempted to leave the Camp Nou, amid talk of interest from Italian champions Juventus.

The 33-year-old midfielder has spent the whole of his professional career to date with Barca, helping the club to a host of trophy successes, including eight Spanish league titles and four triumphs in the Champions League.

Let's say I now think about the future when I didn't before.

Andres Iniesta

However, with his current contract set to run out at the end of the season just started, Iniesta has admitted that for the first time he could be open to a fresh challenge, with Juve thought to be keen to recruit the veteran playmaker.

He told El Pais: "I have not renewed (my contract) yet.

"I have experienced many feelings that I haven't before, but I think that's normal. It's a scenario that I would never have imagined three years ago.

"Let's say I now think about the future when I didn't before. We all like to be appreciated, valued and respected.

"I've always felt the affection and respect of everyone here, of that I have no doubt, but I'm also clear that in this club you can never lose respect for people who have given their lives for these colours.

"It should not be lost, but sometimes it feels like it is."

Iniesta has made more than 630 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, while on the international stage he has won 119 caps for Spain, helping them to European Championship success in both 2008 and 2012, as well as World Cup glory in 2010 - when he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are 7/1 to win the Champions League this season, with Juventus available at 20/1 and Manchester United 14/1.

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