Andres Iniesta will reportedly be offered a chance to return to Barcelona when he leaves current club Vissel Kobe.
According to El Nacional, the 38-year-old is close to leaving the J-League side, who are in severe danger of relegation this term. Following their elimination from the Asian Champions League, supporters have begun to turn on the former Spanish international.
Iniesta moved to the far east in 2018 and has since played 126 times for the club, but is now facing injury problems on a consistent basis. With the end of his career in sight, Barcelona are ready to offer the legendary midfielder a coaching role at the club.
The proposal would be for Iniesta to handle the responsibilities of a youth team, while also carrying out tasks for the club. The veteran playmaker is considered one of Barcelona’s greatest ever players, who thrived during a golden period for the club.
Iniesta has played 674 times for the Blaugrana and netted 57 times. He also claimed nine La Liga titles and four Champions League triumphs. His legendary former teammate Xavi is now in charge of the first team.
The midfielder also scored 13 times in 131 Spain appearances, including the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands.