Andres Iniesta said goodbye a few days ago Vissel Kobethe club where he spent the last five years of his career, and surprised by revealing that he wants to play professionally for a while longer. “We always imagined that I would retire here, but I really want to continue playing”he expressed. Upon hearing the news, Argentinos Juniors coach Gabriel Milito moved with the speed of a winger and called his former Barcelona teammate to tempt him with the possibility of joining the La Paternal club.
While it is clear that, for the time being, this was just a call, just imagining a player of Iniesta’s stature in Argentine football is very exciting. At 39, the Spaniard is looking for a new challenge and thus applied their last brushstrokes of magic. During his time in Japan, he played 133 matches, scored 25 goals and assisted 26 times.
In Barcelona, together with Xavi and Lionel Messi, the midfielder went down in history. He played 674 games, where he scored 57 goals and distributed 137 assists. In addition, he has won 32 titles, including three UEFA Champions League titles. In Blaugrana he is a legend and it is precisely the place where he met Gaby Milito. Both have an excellent relationship and, for this reason, it is explained that he presented the possibility of bringing his talent to Paterno.
Anyway, the biggest milestone of Iniesta’s career has been world champion with the Spanish team in World Cup in South Africa 2010. From his feet, and in the 115th minute, the goal arrives that gives the then all-powerful European team the only star in its history.
All these parchments generate enormous anticipation and, more than one, must already be dreaming of Iniesta jogging on the playing field of the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
Are there any real chances that Iniesta will arrive in Argentina? As Clarín was able to see, the chances of this happening are not very high, even if the process has been started and, at the moment, the dream continues.
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