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'Sport': Barça asked in January for the loan of Andrés Iniesta

Published:8/02/2020 - 15:06h

Updated:8/02/2020 - 17:55h

Despite being 35, Andrés Iniesta keeps shining in Japan, and Barça does not lose sight of him. According to the newspaper 'Sport', the catalans would have asked in January for the loan of the midfielder

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Andrés Iniesta goes back to be news in Japan, since the Vissel Kobe has proclaimed champion of the Supercopa. Some weeks after conquering the Glass of the Emperor, the group that directs Thorsten Fink has repeated triumph demolishing to the Yokohama Marine, champion of the J-League, in a clash of crazy that has finish with a tie to three in the statutory time and a surprising batch of penaltis.

After speaking of the title number 37 of the career of the manchego, that situates him to only three of Dani Alves like footballer more laureado of the history, the newspaper 'Sport' has revealed an information chocante that relates to the of Fuentalbilla with the FC Barcelona. The midfield player left does some years and does not lose of sight the actuality of the club, although according to the half in question, would have been more near of what seems.

According to the publication mentioned, the culés would have asked in the wintry market by the cession of the canterano, to the one who, supposedly, wanted for the second half of the season. In spite of having 35 years, the crack keeps to good level in a league of lower requirement, and would have him sondeado to reinforce a medullary in which already militan Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Riqui Puig.

Although it does not have thought to withdraw in the short term, Iniesta would have refused the proposal by his commitments with Kobe, in which it is a key piece in a very ambitious project. Beside other ex Barcelona like Sergi Samper and Thomas Vermaelen -and after the withdrawal of David Villa-, the one who went captain barcelonista has approached to the club to the fight by the trophies, and soon will start his participation in the Champions Asian.

Precisely, Quique Setién already kidded with his return in an interview for the official means of the Barça, when it was questioned by a legend to which would like him recover. "Iniesta, although it is not withdrawn... Probably still we recover it", it commented, and it could not to have made a mistake of so much. Although they remain him some years of football before giving the jump to the benches, Andrés will not go back to go through the Camp Nou.

The planning of the Barça generates doubts

If it confirms this application, would reiterate that the planning of signings of the Barça generates a lot of doubts, since has little sense ask after a veteran midfield player when the club has other alternatives and the needs of the staff are others. After the explosion of the last week and brush them of Éric Abidal with Leo Messi and Xavi Hernández, could put in the sack another dangerous case, that would add to the also delicate research of a forward.

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