ANDRE Iniesta has confirmed that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 22 years in connection with the club.
In a press conference, members of first team and club board took part Friday, said Iniesta he wanted to finish Barca "feeling useful, feeling important and still winning titles."
Iniesta is expected to continue his career in China, but says that his next move is not yet to end.
The 33-year-old reiterated, however, he would never play against Barcelona.
After joining the Barca Academy, Masia, 12, blossomed Iniesta to one of Catalan's biggest ever players, winning four Champions League and eight La Liga titles and lifting the World Cup with Spain .
Success in keeping tears back, Iniesta said: "I understand that in the near future I will not be able to give the best of myself in all senses, both physically and mentally."
"If I had imagined completing my career here, it would have been like this, feeling useful, feeling important and still winning titles.
" It's a very hard day for me because I've been here my whole life and saying goodbye to my home and my life is very hard here. "