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Andres Iniesta agrees to join former Barcelona teammates at Inter Miami

Published at :July 21, 2023 at 6:07 AM
Modified at :July 21, 2023 at 6:07 AM
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The former Spanish midfielder left Vissel Kobe this season

Andres Iniesta has agreed terms to join MLS side Inter Miami and is set to play alongside Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Alba, according to Offsider in Spain.

The Spanish midfielder left Europe in 2018 and started playing in the J1 League for Vissel Kobe. He is a Barcelona legend and has played over 400 games for the Spanish club.

"I want to keep playing football. I feel like I am capable of still playing," Iniesta told the journalists in an interview in May.

During his time at Barcelona, Andres Iniesta won four Champions League and nine LaLiga titles. The 39-year-old spent six years in Japan and is now looking to end his career with some of his former teammates.

Having made his debut for Barcelona in 2002, Iniesta has played over 20 years of first-class football. He earned 133 international caps for Spain and scored 15 goals, including a winner in the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Andres Iniesta will join Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets, who have already signed for the club. Jordi Alba is another former teammate who will be playing alongside him.

The Spanish midfielder shares a lot of success with Messi and Busquets. He created a lot of plays with the Argentine forward during their time at the Spanish club. Iniesta will also be familiar with Busquets' game. Both dominated the midfield along with Xavi and share a strong bond.

There are also reports that the Spanish midfielder will be a franchise player along with Messi and Busquets, while Jordi Alba and Josef Martínez will have TAM player status.

The 39-year-old will look to show his magic in the US after some successful spells in Europe and Asia. Regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, Andres Iniesta will look to retire with a trophy or two to his name.