"(He) has defined an era at Barcelona, a winning era,"
"He has been the most important player for every coach since Frank Rijkaard was at the club, be it for Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Gerardo Martino, Luis Enrique or Ernesto Valverde. All you have to do is watch his last game, in the Copa del Rey final. It was truly spectacular."
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"He's such a good person, and all of us would like to have a son like Andres," he said.
But despite world football anticipating the sad news that the Spain international will indeed seek pastures new at the end of the season, the Barca president was not prepared to give anything away.
"The player will be the one who expresses what his future is when he feels it's the right time," he added. "We need to respect his decision and his desire to announce it in his own way."