The 32-year-old, whose existing deal still has two years left, remains an integral part of both the Barca and
He is the most decorated Spanish player in history, having won the Primera Division, the UEFA Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish and the UEFA Super Cup on multiple occasions with the Catalan club, having also lifted the European championship (twice) and the FIFA World Cup in 2010 with
Earlier his agent Ivan Corretja said Barcelona wants to extend his deal and Rosell confirmed the club's intention to tie down Xavi for the rest of his career.
Speaking on a charity trip to
"He is a role model, a legend."
Atletico Madrid executive Gil Marin has admitted the club could replace star striker Radamel Falcao with Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo.