Andres Iniesta Nears Inter Miami Move, Reuniting with Messi and Busquets

21 July, 2023

A report from Offsider in Spain, shared by SPORT, suggests that FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is on the brink of a reunion with former teammates Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets at Inter Miami. The iconic midfielder, famous for scoring the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final, is currently without a contract after his deal with Japanese club Vissel Kobe came to an end.

In an emotional press conference, Iniesta expressed his desire to continue playing football at the age of 39. He stated his intention to finish his career on the pitch, but uncertainty loomed over his future. “I want to keep playing football. I feel like I am capable of still playing,” the Spaniard told journalists. “But as this chapter closes, we’ll see what’s possible. I want to finish my career on the pitch playing, and this is what I’m hoping to do. [But] I have to tell you the truth, I don’t know,” he added. Follow your favourite football team with attractive betting odds from 1xBet.

Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham, has been actively pursuing former Barcelona stars. After successfully convincing Messi to join the club, the franchise has now secured the signature of former Blaugrana captain Sergio Busquets. Jordi Alba is also reportedly set to join the ranks, with Jorge Mas, Beckham’s partner, confirming that Alba has signed his contract.

The trio’s close friend, Luis Suarez, is also a potential target for Inter Miami. Although direct talks with Gremio or Suarez have not taken place yet, Mas revealed that the club is open to bringing Suarez on board if the opportunity arises.

However, the Brazilian club has set a high price tag on Suarez, demanding a $70 million release clause, considering the player’s age and knee issues. Despite this, Inter Miami might still acquire Andres Iniesta without incurring any transfer fee, as his contract status is currently free.

Iniesta’s recent performance in a friendly match against Barcelona for Vissel Kobe demonstrated that he still possesses the skills and ability to make an impact in leagues like the MLS. His potential arrival at Inter Miami would reunite four key figures from Barcelona’s last Champions League victory in 2015 when the club achieved an historic double under the management of current Paris Saint-Germain boss Luis Enrique.

The prospect of Iniesta’s arrival has sparked excitement among fans and could mark another significant step in Inter Miami’s ambition to build a formidable squad capable of making a mark in the MLS. Get the latest updates from the world of football only on 1xBet Sports.