Andres Iniesta rejects Barcelona’s opening contract renewal offer
Spanish international midfielder, Andres Iniesta has reportedly rejected Barcelona’s initial contract renewal offer, stating that he doesn’t care about being one of the highest paid players on the squad and that the offer is far from what he wants from the club.
According to Spanish radio station, Cadena SER’s La Graderia programme, Iniesta rejected the offer stating he doesn’t care if he’s “the second, third or fifth best paid player in the Barça squad.”
The report goes on to add that Iniesta and his representatives thanked the club for the offer and that they will take time before resuming future negotiations.
Iniesta has been adamant that his desire is to remain with the club until he hangs up the boots, and while the two parties ended negotiations amicably, Spanish sports daily, AS suggests that should club president, Sandro Rosell fail to sign Iniesta to a long-term deal and allow him to leave, as he did Victor Valdes, it could cause an uproar among the club members and board.