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Iniesta hoping to end career with Barcelona

The Spain midfielder hopes to play with the Blaugrana until he retires from the game, but says he must maintain his current performances at Camp Nou to do so

Andres Iniesta would love to finish his career at Barcelona but admitted his stay at Camp Nou depends on the quality of his performances in years to come.

Xavi, Carles Puyol and Lionel Messi are among those who have revealed their desire to retire at the Catalunya club.

The Spain international, whose current deal runs until 2015, says that a new contract has not been discussed but that he has no desire of moving away from the Blaugrana.

"Finishing here would be very special," Iniesta told Catalunya Radio. “I would love it, it’s my dream.

"At the moment we are not talking [about a contract renewal], but I do not understand why it would be very difficult. When the club wants you and you want to be there, there is no need to do much talking."

Iniesta remains one of the very best players on the planet, as evidenced by his Ballon d’Or nomination alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, though he admitted that remaining at Camp Nou hinges on maintaining his form.

He added: "My performances will mark how far I get."

Iniesta has been an ever-present part of the Barca teams which have swept aside most opponents this season, with only two points having been dropped in 17 matches in La Liga.

Tito Vilanova’s side sits 16 points ahead of Real Madrid at the turn of 2013 and it would be an enormous surprise if the reigning Primera champion caught the Blaugrana.

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