Iniesta Opens Up About Links With Pep's Man City
Andres Iniesta Opens Up About Links With Pep Guardiola's Manchester City
FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has opened up about the media reports that linked him with a move to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City after he announced he was leaving the Spanish giants.
The 34-year-old, who ended his 22-year stay with the Catalan giants last month, joined J-League outfit Vissel Kobe soon after.
Some reports suggested that Iniesta would consider a reunion with his former manager in England, but the player has now denied that this was ever the case, and confirmed there was no contact between the two parties.
"I had no offer from City, Guardiola never called me," Iniesta explained to Cadena Cope.
"I have seen reports in the media that there was contact, but, honestly, there was no conversation. I was leaving Barca to leave Europe, so that would have made no sense.
"I was lucky enough to be at an elite club where I was at my happiest, that makes me tremendously proud, but it was time to undertake another adventure."
Iniesta made 675 appearances for the Blaugrana, scoring 57 goals and assisting a further 142 strikes.
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