Iniesta is drawn to the desert – but not to Saudi Arabia

Iniesta is drawn to the desert - but not to Saudi Arabia

He is one of the greatest footballers of his time: Andres Iniesta. The Spaniard not only won nine La Liga championships with his youth club FC Barcelona, ​​he also won numerous trophies – in addition to four Champions League trophies and six triumphs in the Copa del Rey with Barça, the central midfielder triumphed twice at a European Championship (2008, 2012) and once at a World Cup (2010).

La Roja even owes the World Cup to Iniesta, who scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands (1-0 aet). Iniesta, once a congenial partner of Xavi, does not want to abdicate, despite his advanced age.

Promoted Emirates Ras Al-Khaima wins the race

Because the legendary number 8, who was under contract with Vissel Kobe in Japan for around five years and had previously played more than 600 games for Barcelona, ​​has a new club: Emirates Ras Al-Khaima, a first division promoted from the United Arab Emirates.

In the desert, but not like so many other players in Saudi Arabia, Iniesta received a contract, although he had hardly been used at Vissel Kobe recently. After his new club posted a video of the 131-time Spain international being greeted by club officials at the airport on Tuesday night, Iniesta confirmed the transfer on Wednesday.

Iniesta exudes “enthusiasm as always”

The Spanish legend took to social media to say: ‘New club, new challenge’. But: “The same enthusiasm as always.” So Iniesta wants to keep showing it to everyone.


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