Puyol to leave Barca in May

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The defender called a Press conference this afternoon to reveal that his persistent injury issues mean he will end his time with the side in the summer.

The centre-back made his debut for the Camp Nou outfit in 1999, and has gone on to play nearly 400 League games for the club.

The 35-year-old has won six Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and three Champions Leagues in his time with the Catalan giants.

“I am here to announce I am leaving Barcelona at the end of the season. After two knee operations, I cannot perform as I wish,” he told reporters.

“I do not know what I will do after June 30. I will need to rest and think. We will see then.”

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