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Iniesta Wants Long Barca Stay

Andres Iniesta is likely to be the next Barcelona star to sign a contract extension with the club.

The man who scored Spain’s World Cup winner in 2010 still has two more years left of his current deal with Barca to go.

But he says he is already thinking about staying long after his contract is set to expire in 2015.

Iniesta says that he would like to carry on playing for Barca for as long as he is able to give his best for them.

The only time he will contemplate leaving the Camp Nou is when he begins to lose his form for good.

"Leaving doesn't even cross my mind right now because I'm in the best place I could ever be," Iniesta told fifa.com, in contrast to Barca ‘keeper Victor Valdes, who wants to leave in search of pastures new.

"That said, it'll be my performances that decide how long I carry on.

"The day that I don't feel I can give 100 per cent [I'll stop], because I wouldn't want to cheat the club."

What makes Iniesta think that he is in the right place is Barca’s much improved season, in La Liga at least.

Last time around, Barca were beaten to the title by rampant Real Madrid.

But this season, the shoe appears to be on the other foot, and not only is Iniesta in the right place, he’s feel he is in the right time too.

"In 2012 we were right on the verge of where we needed to be to win things, but we just fell a little short," the attacking midfielder said.

"This year we'll use that as an incentive to fight for every trophy once more.

"At Barca, we're always expected to fight for every title and that's what we did. And we've gone all the way in other years, even though we fell short last time."

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