Iniesta: I would like to return to Barcelona
Andres Iniesta has admitted he would like to return to Barcelona in a new position once his playing days are over.
- Iniesta wants Barcelona back
- Left for Kobe in 2018
- Would like to come back after playing in retirement
WHAT HAPPENED? Andres Iniesta has revealed he would like to return to former club Barcelona, where he became one of the game’s greatest midfielders and captained in another capacity after retiring from his playing career.
WHAT HE SAID: Speaking to Jordi Wild on his ‘The Wild Project’ podcast, as quoted by Get Spanish Football News, Iniesta ruled out returning as a player explaining: “It’s not that I don’t want to, I would love to. , but the moment has passed. It would be impossible to compete with the people who are there.
He added: “I would like to return to Barca. I would like to learn and work in a coaching or sporting director role. I would like to train in different areas and then we’ll see.”
THE BIGGEST PICTURE: Iniesta left Barcelona to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2018 after 16 successful years, having won the Champions League four times among countless other honours.
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WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR INIESTA? The veteran midfielder, now 38, is expected to spend another year with Kobe before making a new decision on his future.