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Iniesta: Why I Signed For Kobe

Andres Iniesta: Why I Signed for Vissel Kobe

By Keegan Kruger - May 25, 2018 08:29 AM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, who was unveiled by J-league outfit Vissel Kobe on Thursday, has revealed why he decided to join the Japanese club.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures of Iniesta's unveiling on Thursday.

The 34-year-old, who has been included in Spain's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, has 32 club trophies to his name and also has won two European Championship trophies and the 2010 World Cup with Spain.

In front of a packed press conference following his unveiling as a Vissel Kobe player, Iniesta confirmed that he had many offers from around the world, but was excited by the project the Japanese club presented.

"For me, this is a very special day," the Spaniard said, as quoted by The Guardian.

"This is an important challenge for me. My family is excited to come to Japan, and we are very pleased. There were many offers.

"Other clubs showed interest. However, I decided to sign with Vissel Kobe because the project presented to me was impressive."

Official: Iniesta Signs For J-League Outfit

Vissel Kobe are currently sixth in the Japanese top flight, 15 points behind leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Do you think we will start seeing more foreign stars playing in Japan in the coming years? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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