Iniesta set to become Chinese football latest star
“Andres Iniesta announces Barcelona exit plans” is the headline no Barcelona fan ever wanted read. However, following months of uncertainty, Andres Iniesta has finally decided on his next destination. Speaking to the press following Barcelona’s record-breaking win over Valencia. Iniesta said –
“I’ve already decided what I’m going to do. “I’ve always had affection from the fans, I’m grateful to them, who’ve been there for more than 20 years. Their support has been essential for winning.
“When I have to give my opinion, the club will know it and then everyone else will find out.
According to a report published by Spanish newspaper AS, Iniesta will see out the rest of his career in the Chinese Super League. The article, which was published earlier today claims that the former World Cup winner has received 4 different offers from CSL. The Spanish international is expected to announce his decision after this Saturday’s Copa Del Rey Final.
Iniesta’s move away from the Nou Camp will signal the end of a long and very successful era with the Los Cules. The 33-year-old midfielder joined the La Masia academy in 1996. Six years later, Iniesta made his first-team debut and as they say, the rest is history.
Club and country hero
Regarded by many as one of the finest midfielders of our generation, Iniesta made well over 600 appearances for his boyhood club winning multiple honours. Included in his trophy cabinet are 8 La Liga titles, 5 Copa Del Rey’s and 7 Supercopa De Espana. He also has 4 Champions League’s and 3 FIFA Club World Cup’s winners medals.
The midfield maestro also enjoyed a highly successful career on the international stage. The 33-year-old played a pivotal road in Spain’s 2010 World Cup w
in. He also starred in their Europan Championship victories in 2008 and 2012. Before bidding farewell to La Roja, Iniesta is once again expected to play a major role in this summer’s World Cup campaign. The right-footed genius featured in 6 of Spain’s 10 World Cup qualifying matches.