The FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with Andrés Iniesta after the speculation on Wednesday. The player was asked if he could confirm that he had an agreement in principle with Barça on Tuesday, and answered “no”.
This led to speculation of tension between the board and the player but both parties want to reach a deal. The basis of the contract has been agreed but there are a lot of details still to be resolved, and these will be discussed in the coming weeks.
Iniesta will have a contract for life and, at the end of every season, the player will be able to decide whether to stay or go. However, the basic salary and various clauses still have to be finalised. However, the meeting is a sign that Bartomeu and Iniesta want to negotiate with no controversy and to maintain a cordial relationship.