Marquez & Puyol Expected To Renew Barcelona Deals
Following the contract renewals of Lionel Messi, Victor Valdes, Yaya Toure and an imminent deal for Andres Iniesta, Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he wants the futures of Carles Puyol and Rafael Marquez finalised by the end of 2009.
“There are offers on the table for Puyol and Marquez and we are waiting for their answers,” Laporta is quoted as saying by Sport.
“The club has made very good offers and trusts that they will be accepted before the end of the year.”
The contracts offered to both players are believed to maintain their current pay levels until 2012 and Laporta says that the players are expected to follow the lead of those who have already renewed.
“We thank those that have signed new deals for their participation in the future of the club. These are two iconic players [Puyol and Marquez] that have to follow,” he added.
“These are two issues that the club wants resolved by xmas. It would be good for the club if they don’t take too long.”