Andres Iniesta moving to China this summer is all agreed, report AS and others in Spain on Tuesday.
As it stands the Barcelona player is simply moving to China generally, the club Iniesta will play for has not yet been revealed, but AS reckon they’ve got some details of the agreed deal.
The Spanish newspaper believe Iniesta will announce his Barcelona departure after the Copa del Rey final, and he’ll actually leave on June 30th.
Iniesta will be signing a three year contract to move to China and it’s worth €13m a year after tax. That’ll be a total of €39m for the Barcelona legend, but the contract isn’t restricted to what happens on the pitch.
The Chinese Super League will see Iniesta as an ambassador and he’ll also be involved in organising and publicising football camps for children in the country.
On top of all of that, Iniesta has an agreement with his new Chinese club to help push his wine brand, whilst he’s in China and for a period of time afterwards.
A worry about a decreasing role at Barcelona and the size of the offer are said to have been the motivations for a move.