5/24/2018 11:55:31 AM (GMT+3)

Iniesta joins Japanese side Vissel Kobe

Iniesta joins Japanese side Vissel Kobe

TOKYO: Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has signed for Japan’s Vissel Kobe after bidding adieu to a glittering 16-year career at his favourite club.

The 34-year-old former Barcelona captain, who had spent his entire career with the Spanish giants, was introduced at a news conference here by Kobe owner Hiroshi Mikitani.

Ahead of the official announcement, Iniesta posted on Instagram a photo of himself and Mikitani with a message that he was "heading to my new home".

Mikitani is also the head of Barca's main sponsor Rakuten.