Andres Iniesta ‘in talks to join Argentine club Estudiantes de la Plata’ as midfielder potentially heads for reunion with ex-Barcelona team-mates Gabriel Milito and Javier Mascherano
- Andres Iniesta ‘features in plans of the Argentine club Estudiantes de la Plata’
- 35-year-old has been playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan since leaving Barcelona
- A move to Estudiantes would see him reunited with Milito, who is their coach
- Ex-Barcelona team-mate Javier Mascherano also plays for the Argentine club
Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta ‘is in talks to join Argentine club Estudiantes de la Plata’.
The 35-year-old, who has been playing for Japanese club Vissel Kobe since ending 22 years of service with Barcelona in 2018, is reportedly in the Argentine club’s plans.
Estudiantes are managed by former Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito, who has already signed Iniesta’s former Nou Camp team-mate Javier Mascherano.
Ex-Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta ‘is in talks with Argentine club Estudiantes de la Plata’
Iniesta (right) has been playing for Japanese club Vissel Kobe since departing from Barcelona
According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sport, who quote TNT Sports journalist Nicolas Latini in Argentina, Iniesta could be the latest Barca old boy to come to the club.
Iniesta enjoyed an illustrious career both for Barcelona and his country Spain, winning every major honour in the game.
He played 674 times in all for Barca’s first team, scoring 57 goals and winning nine La Liga titles, six Spanish Cups, four Champions League crowns and three FIFA Club World Cups.
Capped 131 times for Spain, Iniesta won the World Cup in 2010 and two European Championships in 2008 and 2012.
Estudiantes are currently 13th in the Argentine Superliga, with seven wins, three draws and six defeats from their 16 matches so far this season.
Iniesta could be reunited with his former Barcelona team-mates Gabriel Milito (centre), the coach of Estudiantes, and Javier Mascherano (right)