Iniesta's contract extension remains unsigned, yet that isn't impacting his on-pitch displays, with the veteran controlling play once again on Saturday.
So it was little surprise when Valverde was glowing in his praise of the veteran midfielder.
"Iniesta is good and it is to his merit how the rest of the squad relates to him," Valverde stated.
"We are all very happy he is playing well.
"With the guarantees he gives our team, he could play for many more years."