Iniesta signs Vissel Kobe contract extension

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

Iniesta called time on his illustrious 20-year career at Barca to take up a new challenge in Japan back in 2018.

The 36-year-old has since become a talismanic figure at Vissel Kobe.

He have managed to tie him down to fresh terms that will see him remain at The Noevir Stadium Kobe until 2023.

Iniesta delighted

Iniesta expressed his delight after the announcement on Tuesday.

“Three years ago, we announced an exciting project here in Tokyo,” Iniesta said before adding.

“The new challenge was a big one for me and my family.”

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“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,” he added.

Iniesta has racked up 77 appearances across all competitions for Vissel Kobe over the past three seasons.

The ex-Spain international has contributed 16 goals and 18 assists to the J-League outfit’s cause.

He has helped them win the Emperor’s Cup and Japanese Super Cup.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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