Andres Iniesta denies contract extension is in place with Barcelona

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Andres Iniesta became the latest current or former Barcelona player to publicly refute comments from club executives.

Iniesta said Wednesday that there is no agreement in place over a potential contract extension to keep him at the club, contradicting Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s claim in a pair of interviews that there is an agreement in place for a rolling contract. Iniesta’s contract expires next June.

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This contradiction follows the two occasions that Barcelona proudly announced Lionel Messi had signed a new contract, only for Messi to reveal there is a verbal agreement but he had yet to put pen to paper. Former winger Neymar also has had harsh words for the club’s board of directors following his massive move this summer to Paris Saint-Germain.

If Barcelona loses Messi and Iniesta too in the next 10 months, it will be a PR nightmare for a club that was at the top of the world over the past decade.