Iniesta, 29, who scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2010 World Cup Final against Holland, has dismissed the reports stating that he will leave the Catalonian club, but this won’t stop the Manchester sides in showing their interest for the creative midfielder.
The Premier League giants could take advantage of a delay in Iniesta’s renewed contract talks; however, Iniesta states that he is in no rush to leave the Spanish champions.
“You have to be where you want to be, and Barca is the place for me,” Iniesta said.
“The club knows that and wants me to stay, so I hope and expect to spend the years I have left playing there.”
Barcelona head coach Tata Martino, who took over as Barcelona boss in the summer, could also be another factor to why Iniesta will stay at the Nou Camp.
“Tata has come in and kept things ticking along. The philosophy he believes in and gets across is very similar to the one we have had all along. I am hoping for a great year and that is the way things are shaping up,” Iniesta added.
Since making his debut in December 2002, Iniesta has played over 400 games for the Spanish giants scoring 47 goals