Andres Iniesta has reportedly agreed a five-year extension to his Barcelona contract, to see him become the second highest paid player at the club.
The midfielder has been in talks with the Catalans over a new deal since the summer, but was widely reported to have turned down an initial offer, apparently based on financial terms put forward.
On from the club’s continued message that negotiations have remained on track, and the player’s insistence that he wants to retire at the Camp Nou, reports today are that an agreement may have been reached.
SportYou are running the line that a five-year extension has been settled, which will tie the 29-year-old to Barca to June 2020, by which stage the player will have just turned 36.
The contract apparently agreed has the player in line to become the club’s second top earner behind only Lionel Messi, to pull in a wage of between €10m and €11m per season.
It is believed that news of the agreement could be made official before the turn of the year.
Mundo Deportivo had reported earlier this week that where Barcelona were offering a contract through to June 2018, the player had been pushing for one up to June 2019.