Barca want Xavi to finish career at Camp Nou

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has pledged the club will do all it can to ensure veteran midfielder Xavi ends his career at the club.

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Barcelona's Xavi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in their Spanish Super Cup first leg clash at Nou Camp (Reuters)

The 32-year-old, who has won six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues for his one and only club, sees his current contract expire at the end of next season.

Recent seasons have seen high-calibre players such as former Real Madrid duo Raul and Guti and Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero find new clubs rather than retire at their boyhood teams, but Rosell is adamant that Xavi will see out his glittering career at Camp Nou.

"We will do everything we can and I think he also really wants to finish his career at the club," said Rosell while on a visit to New York.

Ivan Corretja, a representative for the World Cup and double European Championship-winning player with the Spain national team, had revealed earlier in the week that Xavi had received a new offer from the current Spanish league leaders, although details of the proposed deal were not disclosed.

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