The Five-feet-8 Spaniard and the agent, former teammate Carles Puyol, are rumored to become “unimpressed” through the club’s latest compensation offer because the two parties negotiate for any contract extension. Barça stated to possess offered a 2-year deal in a discounted cost since the team is prioritizing the brand new contract of 5-time Ballon d’Or champion Lionel Messi.
Messi’s salary demand is apparently “placing a strain” around the Blaugrana’s spending power, that is likely to affect future contract negotiations using the other players. Because the club’s greatest-compensated player, the Argentina forward is presently making $319,000-a-week and it is rumored to become asking a significant increase.
Barcelona can also be having to pay significant money on the contracts of their two other superstars, Neymar ($312,000-a-week) and Luis Suárez ($250,000-a-week), which is the reason Iniesta was unsatisfied regarding their recent offer.
There’s also speculations the Catalonia giants are merely no more thinking about keeping Iniesta, who’s already within the twilight of his career. Iniesta only has made an appearance in 15 from Barcelona’s 28 games in La Liga to date this year, his 15th using the club, and it has no goals.
The Daily Star noted that Iniesta has “began to fall lower the pecking order in the Nou Camp this yearInch using the emergence of youthful guns Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, and Andre Gomes in Luis Enrique’s midfield.
Iniesta has performed in 619 games for Barcelona, 673 including his initial three-season Barcelona B stint. He’s won eight La Liga titles using the club together with four UEFA Champions League titles.