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Agent: Abidal exit likely

The agent of Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has admitted that it's looking increasingly likely the France international could leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season.

Abidal, 32, has a contract expires next summer and the latest offer made by the club - an additional year followed by another on a pay-as-you-play basis - has been rejected.

David Venditelli, Abidal's agent, believes the defender deserves better from the club he joined in 2007. Speaking to COM Radio, he said: "Today we have a proposition with a bonus for each match played, and we don't want a contract like that.

"We want a permanent contract without variables. Not because of economic issues but more to show recognition and confidence in Abidal. Although they have behaved exceptionally with us, we are entitled to have our desires on the new contract.

"We have a very good relationship with the club, but we have not yet found the solution. It is true that as time passes, the risk increases of Abidal leaving Barcelona. In early December, we have another meeting. Abidal wants to stay here and retire here.''

Abidal has made over 100 appearances for the club under the management of both Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola. He is amongst the nominees for the 2011 Ballon d'Or award.


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