Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Puyol called a surprise press conference to announce that he was leaving his boyhood club for other challenges.
The Spanish defender revealed that Barcelona will cancel his contract which was set to run till 2016.
“The motive for this press conference is to inform you that I will leave FC Barcelona at this end of the current season”
“The club knows of my decision. It doesn’t mean that I am leaving today, there are 3 months of the season left to play.
“I am tired after so many injury problems and operations. The club will rescind my contract.
Puyol did not say what he will be doing at the end of the season,or where he would be going. Although there could be a move to the Major League Soccer on the horizon for him.