Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has been linked with a move to Argentine club Estudiantes where he could be reunited with former team-mates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito. Estudiantes club president Juan Sebastian Veron has confirmed that talks are being held with the former Spain international over a possible move to the club. Iniesta joined the Vissel Kobe in 2018 after spending 17 years at Catalan giants Barcelona and has called Japan home since. The 35-year-old has a contract with the Japanese side until 2021 and has scored nine goals for them in 37 appearances so far. Real Madrid Transfer News Updates: Isco Offered to Chelsea by Spanish Giants to Make Way for Christian Eriksen.

Estudiantes president Veron has insisted that negotiations are yet to take place with the former Barcelona captain but speculative talks have begun. 'Today, we can't say that there are negotiations with Iniesta, but yes, there are talks' Veron told La Oral Deportiva. ‘Trying to sign Iniesta is something that people will not forget about, regardless of whether it materialises or not’ the Estudiantes president added. Juan Sebastian Veron also stressed the significance of having former Barcelona player Javier Mascherano in the team saying it is very important for football in Argentina. ‘Having Javier in the club is an important fact, not only for Estudiantes but also for Argentine football, for all that he is as a person and a professional’ Veron said. Manchester United Transfer News Updates: Erling Haaland On Red Devils' Radar, Set To Battle Borussia Dortmund For Teenage Striker.

Andres Iniesta has been a part of a star-studded Vissel Kobe squad since 2018 which also boasts players like Thomas Vermaelen, Sergi Samper, Lukas Podolski and David Villa, who retired at the end of the season. Kobe finished last season of the J-League in the eight position, 23 points behind eventual champions Yokohama F.Marinos.

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