Vissel Kobe set to unveil Iniesta

first_imgTransfers Iniesta set for Vissel Kobe unveiling after agreeing Japan move Dom Farrell 23:15 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andres Iniesta - cropped Getty Images Transfers Vissel Kobe Barcelona Primera División J1 League The Spain international bid farewell to Barcelona on Sunday and is now set to play out the twilight years of his career in the Far East Vissel Kobe have announced a news conference for Thursday where the J-League club are expected to confirm the arrival of Barcelona great Andres Iniesta.The briefing, to unveil the signing of an unnamed new player, will take place in the Japanese capital Tokyo – 326 miles north east of Kobe.Iniesta was understood to be bound for Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan after confirming a break in his career-long association with Barcelona at the end of April. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now However, Vissel emerged as an alternative for the 33-year-old Spain international over recent weeks.The club’s chairman Hiroshi Mikitani is also the chief executive of Japanese electronics company Rakuten, who are Barcelona’s shirt sponsors.They have already acquired the services of German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski and reportedly beat off competition from the A-League in Australia to sign Iniesta.Iniesta has won nine Liga titles, four Champions League crowns, a World Cup and two European Championships throughout an incredible career and will travel to Russia 2018 as part of Julen Lopetegui’s Spain squad.last_img read more