4/27/2018 8:21:19 PM (GMT+3)

Iniesta to leave Barcelona after end of season

Iniesta to leave Barcelona after end of season

BARCELONA: Andres Iniesta will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 22 years associated with the club.

In a press conference attended by members of the first team and the club's board on Friday, Iniesta said he wanted to finish at Barca "feeling useful, important and still winning titles".

Iniesta is expected to continue his career in China, but said his next move is yet to be finalised. The 33-year-old reiterated, however, he would never play against Barcelona. 

"I understand that in the near future I will not be able to give the best of myself in all senses, both physically and mentally," said an emotional Iniesta, who blossomed into one of the Catalans' greatest ever players, winning four Champions League and eight La Liga titles, and lifting the World Cup with Spain.