Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: I'll decide in next 10 days

Departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: I'll decide in next 10 days

Miura said reports originating in Spanish media that the 33-year-old, considered one of the best midfielders of all time, was bound for Vissel on a deal worth 25 million euros per year were inaccurate.

'If he does end up joining Barcelona, he would be a great signing'.

But Australia's chances of snaring such a big fish with FFA's modest new $3 million war chest appear slim.

J-League side Vissel Kobe's head of player development Atsuhiro Miura, however, has denied that Iniesta had agreed to join the Japanese team owned by Barcelona's sponsor Rakuten, leaving room for Australian clubs to make a move.

Barcelona great Andres Iniesta is attracting interest from A-League clubs but they will get limited help from Football Federation Australia (FFA), according to chief executive David Gallop.

Gallop confirmed there were A-League clubs interested in Iniesta, while accepting there would be plenty of competition for the star's signature.

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Iniesta addressed the speculation overnight, revealing there are still "little details" to resolve before he decides on his next club.

"Everything that isn't in Europe is possible, they say that it's not China, now they're saying Japan and I've read Australia".

Regarding his own Barcelona future, the midfielder said: I've nearly come to the end of my commitments with Barcelona and it's true that I have various offers to think about and in the next week, 10 days, I'll try and decide which one is the best for me.

The quartet are believed to be in the market for recognised big-name players next season and were set to discuss their budgets and how the funds, provided by Fox Sports, will be used.

O'Rourke said if a move for Iniesta was unsuccessful, other targets would be drawn up.

Gallop said the strict marketability criteria used for the centralised "guest marquee" fund of 2016 - dubbed the "Tim Cahill Rule" - still applied.

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