Andres Iniesta reveals what will keep him at Barcelona

The midfielder spoke about his future on El Larguero

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The countdown has begun for Andres Iniesta. Before April 30 he must communicate to the club whether he will stay for next season or leave in the summer. 

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"I haven't made a decision 100 percent," he told El Larguero. "I won't change my mind based on what one person or another says to me. The decision I make will be based on what I feel. If I stay, it's to be at 200 percent, like I always have been. If I don't, it's because I am not at the 200 percent the club deserve from me. It's the only doubt I have." 

Iniesta says he will feel "a lot of emotions" as he weighs up whether to continue at "the club of my life."

The midfielder added: "Some other very exciting doors are open. It won't be a question of love, but of feeling that I can [still] do something. If injuries respect me and everything goes as normal, I see myself in the Barça side for the next two years, but the decision goes beyond that." 

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As for where he would go, Iniesta confirmed that "I wouldn't go to a place where I would compete against Barça, it would not be right. But all scenarios where Barça don't compete are possible." 

Iniesta says everything has been talked about a lot and he's aware that his future "generates debate". 

It will be a personal decision, though. And coach Ernesto Valverde "has not asked me to stay, although he's shown faith in me from day one. I know he would be delighted if I stay next season. Either way, he will be the first to know."  

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On his possible replacements at Barcelona, Iniesta spoke of Philippe Coutinho as a "quality players at a brutal level" while he indicated that he has "seen videos of Arthur and he looks very good. I am sure he would grow a lot at Barça." 

As for the possible signing of Antoine Griezmann, he added: "The great players always have a place at the great teams. I do not know if he will come or not, but I would sign him in the sense that he's a great forward. Let's see what happens." 

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