La Liga: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta reveals offer from Chinese Super League club amid transfer rumours

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta revealed he has an offer to move to China and will make a decision on his future before the end of April.

AFP March 15, 2018 11:55:54 IST
La Liga: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta reveals offer from Chinese Super League club amid transfer rumours

Barcelona: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta revealed he has an offer to move to China and will make a decision on his future before the end of April.

La Liga Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta reveals offer from Chinese Super League club amid transfer rumours

File image of Barcelona's Andres Iniesta. AP

The 33-year-old came through the youth system at Barca, has made over 400 appearances for the club and signed a "lifetime contract" with the club in October.

But after a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday secured the team's place in the Champions League quarter-finals, Iniesta admitted his future may lie elsewhere.

"Before April 30 I have to make the decision whether I'm still in Barcelona or I'm going to China. I have to assess what is best for me and for the club," he said.

"It is a decision that I will communicate to the club first and then you will find out. I will make a decision before 30 April.

"It will be the most honest for me and for the club."

Iniesta has been linked with Tianjin Quanjian, although the Chinese Super League club declared the rumours "false" this week and threatened legal action to stamp them out.

Iniesta has won the Champions League four times and La Liga eight times during a period of sustained success for Barcelona.

Coach Ernesto Valverde said: "It's a very personal decision, he has to decide.

"I'm not thinking of a Barcelona without Andres Iniesta because right now we have a Barcelona with Andres Iniesta."

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Champions League: Bayern Munich hope European success can convince Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba to stay
Sports

Champions League: Bayern Munich hope European success can convince Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba to stay

Mueller, a 2014 World Cup winner, says it would be "extremely bitter" if both Alcantara and Alaba left at the end of Bayern's Champions League campaign.

Champions League: Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick mulls starting Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho for last 16 second leg
Sports

Champions League: Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick mulls starting Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho for last 16 second leg

Bayern host Frank Lampard's Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in the last 16, return leg holding a 3-0 advantage after routing the Blues at Stamford Bridge last February before the competition was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Champions League: Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to victory against Napoli, seal quarter-final spot
Sports

Champions League: Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to victory against Napoli, seal quarter-final spot

After finishing five points behind Real Madrid in LaLiga, Barcelona resumed in the Champions League with doubts hanging over the form of the team and the future of their coach.