Barca legend Iniesta gives Chinese Super side League 1 condition before joining them this summer
– Andres Iniesta will most likely join an unnamed Chinese Super League outfit at the end of this season
– He will sell more than two million bottles of win in that region as part of the deal to quit the Barcelona when this season ends next month
– He has led the Catalan club to four Champions League titles amongst other European and domestic titles
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has reportedly concluded plans to join an unnamed Chinese Super League outfit at the end of this season.
As part of the deal, the 33-year-old star has also been assured that he will be able to sell over two million bottles of wine when he joins them this summer.
The Spaniard has played all of his career at the Catalan club, and he is about to lead them to another double this season having crashed out of the Champions League in the quarterfinal stage last week.
According to Marca, Bodega Iniesta which was established in 2010 by his grandfather is being sold from the tiny region of Fuentealbilla, the area Iniesta was born, with Corazon Loco his most famous label.
The publication also revealed that that his Barcelona team-mates are aware of this development, but it will have to be made official before April 30.
After spending six years at the Barcelona academy, he made his senior debut for the club in 2002 and became a key member of the team since then.
Iniesta is not known for scoring goals but his creativity in the midfield of his team has been instrumental to his teammates scoring so goals in their games.
Between then and now, he has featured in over 435 matches in all competitions with 35 goals to his credit, but his trophy haul over the seasons speaks volume of his expertise.
He has won four UEFA Champions League and eight La Liga titles in his career alongside several other European and domestic trophies.
However, Brazil star, Philippe Coutinho is said to have been brought in as a long-term replacement for the 33-year-old, who can no longer function at the level he used to in time past.
He was said to have been criticized after Barcelona’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Roma which saw Barcelona crash out of the Champions League.
In 2010, the attacking midfielder scored the wiining goal that won the FIFA World Cup title for his Spanish national team in South Africa.
Meanwhile, Iniesta was made the face of the family’s wine business, which was established by his grandfather Jose Antonio. The vineyard is based near Albacete, a two-hour drive from Valencia, and produces about a million bottles a year.
The wines are sold in more than 33 countries, and Bodega Iniesta export a range of red, whites and sparkling wines. In the UK they sell for between £6.50 and £17.