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(L-R) Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona, coach Ernesto Valverde of FC Barcelona during the Trofeu Joan Gamper match between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense on August 7, 2017 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said he will not force Andres Iniesta into signing a new contract at the Camp Nou. 

The club’s iconic midfielder has less than a year to run on his current deal, prompting concerns this season may be his last at the club. Yet, when asked about Iniesta’s contract situation, the Barca manager was relaxed.

“Everyone owns their own life,” Valverde said, per Sport. “My intention is that Andres feels wanted, he finds himself happy here and giving his all. But not just with Andres, the rest too.”

           

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. 

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