Marotta: He will not leave Barcelona

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta believes Andres Iniesta will remain a Barcelona player next season.

Iniesta has continually stated that he is not close to signing a new contract with Barca, fuelling talk of a Bosman switch to Juve.

Nonetheless, the midfielder was acclaimed for his performance in their 3-0 victory over the Bianconeri in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“He’s a great champion, but he has a contract with Barcelona, which he’ll surely extend,” Marotta told La Sexta.

“He’s on the best of terms with his club’s board and he’s a very important player for them, so I think he’ll stay at Barcelona.”