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Carlos Puyol to leave Barca at the end of the season


Carlos Puyol to leave Barca at the end of the season


Barcelona captain Carlos Puyol has announced he is to leave the club at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old who has won all the games top honours at domestic, European and International level has been plagued by injury in recent times.

He explained his decision to the media: “The reason we called you in was because I want to announce I will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. The club knows and we have agreed on the terms. We will end my contract and cancel the two years I had left. After the two last and very aggressive operations I have had I am finding it very hard to get back to the level I want for myself. It is harder than I expected and harder than what I was told by the doctors. So that is why I am taking this decision.”

The player, a World Cup winner with Spain, said he would take a break at the end of the current season after 19 years at the club.

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