Puyol: Barca deal no problem

Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol says there will be no problems over his contract renovation with the Catalan giants.

Barca director of football Andoni Zubizarreta declared two weeks ago that the 34-year-old was set to be offered a new deal and his agent Ramon Sostres is set to talk to the club about his renovation, but Puyol thinks it will be a simple matter.

“I have always felt much appreciated by the club, the supporters, the coaching staff and my teammates.

“I can have no complaints. I have spoken to Zubizarreta and there is no problem. It will not be very difficult,” the Spanish international told El Periodico.

Puyol’s current agreement expires in June 2013 and there had been rumours, since denied, that Barca wanted him to retire from international football to prolong his club career, while the player himself has admitted he wished to play in Italy before hanging up his boots.

Now, however, Puyol says he has abandoned the idea and wants to end his playing days at the Camp Nou.

“I have changed my mind. I want to continue playing here and if Barcelona want me then I will carry on, although it would have to be at this level.

“I don’t want to be hanging around, that’s for sure,” he confessed.

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