[OFFICIAL] ‘What’s wrong, he’s not following Messi?” Japan’s fifth-year Iniesta joins UAE promotion side
Andre Iniesta (39, Spain) has left Japan for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
UAE professional league club Emirates Club announced on the 8th (KST)카지노 that it has signed Spanish legendary footballer Iniesta and will hold an Iniesta signing press conference on the 9th. Iniesta carried a large bouquet of flowers and posed for photos with senior Emirates Club officials.
Iniesta has recently been linked with a move to the US Major League Soccer (MLS). Inter Miami was the most likely destination. The club has added FC Barcelona stars Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba this summer.
Iniesta was one of those players. Inter Miami owner David Beckham made a strong pitch for his former Barcelona players. Messi has already created a sensation on his debut in the US, while Busquets and Alba have been performing beyond expectations.
Iniesta, who was likely to head to the US, has turned to the Middle East, ending his career with Japanese J-League side Bissell Kobe and joining UAE mid-table side Emirates Club. Emirates Club were promoted from the UAE’s second division to the top flight ahead of the 2023-24 season.
A product of Barcelona’s youth academy, Iniesta played exclusively for Barcelona until the 2017-18 season. He won countless trophies there. They won nine La Liga titles, six national cups, and four UEFA Champions League titles.
In the summer of 2018, he surprised everyone. He said goodbye to Barcelona and joined Vissel Kobe in the Japanese J-League. He played there for a long time. In five years, until last June, he played 134 games for Vissel Kobe, scoring 26 goals and providing 25 assists. He had a farewell ceremony on 6 June this year during a friendly match between Vissel Kobe and Barcelona. Iniesta, who is about to enter his 40s, will spend the twilight of his career in the Middle East rather than the United States.