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Xavi signs new deal with Barcelona

28 January 2013 16:53

Xavi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until June 30 2016, the club have confirmed.

The midfielder, who turned 33 last Friday, agreed to extend his current deal by two years back in December, and has now officially put pen to paper.

Xavi signed the deal at Camp Nou alongside Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.

Carles Puyol signed his own extension until 2016 on January 22, but Lionel Messi is yet to make his commitment to the club - this time until 2018 - official.

The club are preparing to face rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday night's Clasico, and Xavi had earlier stated that he remains fearful of what they are capable of.

"These games are always unpredictable. We are really in good shape to compete right now but anything can happen in football, and particularly against Real Madrid," he said.

"They will be missing a few important players, but they are Real Madrid after all and they will compete well, I'm sure. Despite their current situation, they are a dangerous opponent."

The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg is at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

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