Ibrahim Afellay says that he is delighted with the comparison with Andreas Iniesta. Ibrahim Afellay to Barcelona in January after the club's agreed one a fee for the player. The PSV contract rebel has confirmed that he will not be renewing his contract at the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season, and the Camp Nou giants look to seal a deal for a cut-price €3 million in the winter market.

Sporting director of the Catalan club, Andoni Zubizarreta, recently stated that the Dutch international share attributes with Iniesta, and speaking to Netherlands after the 0-0 draw with Ajax on Saturday evening, Afellay admitted he was flattered by the comparison.

He remarked: “These are beautiful words, if someone like that says such things it makes me lost for words. But what I will say is that until the deal is done you cannot congratulate me yet.”