Iniesta signs two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe

Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has signed a two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe.

The ex-Spain international has scored 16 goals and has provided 18 assists to the J-League outfit’s cause, helping them win the Emperor’s Cup and Japanese Super Cup.

Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has signed a two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe.

Iniesta expressed his delight after the announcement on Tuesday, telling reporters: “Three years ago, we announced an exciting project here in Tokyo.

“The new challenge was a big one for me and my family. I am grateful to the chairman and the people involved in the club for their continued trust even after three years.

“Although it was a difficult period, we have built up history, such as winning titles for the club. Today is a special day.

“The most important thing for me is to feel that people around me value me. I want to continue with the passion I had when I came three years ago.

“I’m excited to be involved in the project for the next two years.”

Iniesta has made 77 appearances across all competitions for Vissel Kobe over the past three seasons, including three at the start of their 2021 campaign.

The ex-Spain international has scored 16 goals and has provided 18 assists to the J-League outfit’s cause, helping them win the Emperor’s Cup and Japanese Super Cup.

Iniesta at Barcelona recorded 57 goals and 139 assists in 674 games for the Blaugrana, winning 30 trophies along the way, including nine La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.

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