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Iniesta admits he ‘would love to return’ to Barcelona

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The Barca legend has opened up on his possible plans after retiring from football.

Andres Iniesta famously signed a ‘lifetime contract’ at Barcelona a few months before leaving the club in 2018. Since then, the veteran midfielder has played as Japanese side Vissel Kobe’s captain. 

Most fans remember Iniesta for his iconic duo alongside Xavi Hernandez at the heart of Spain and Barca’s midfield. A few months after Xavi’s return to Barcelona, Iniesta has now expressed his desire to return to the club after retiring.

“I would love to return to Barcelona,” the 37-year-old told Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.

“I would like to help the institution. There are many variables involved and it is difficult to know what will happen in the future,

“Barça is my home and I couldn’t be better than there. Today, I like to think a lot about playing. That’s what fascinates me the most today. Time is running against me as they say, but I do not know where I see myself when I retire.

“Many times it crosses my mind that I would like to get the title of coach or prepare to be a sports director. I would like to be linked to football, yes.

“I want the same thing that all Barcelona fans want: for the team to do well, to come back and win points. And to achieve whatever is possible. Everything needs time. Everything.”

Can Iniesta return as a player?!

A few Spanish sources have even brought up the possibility of Barca’s intention to bring Iniesta back as a player. The club have already returned Dani Alves, who has displayed impressive performances under his former teammate Xavi recently. 

In an interview earlier this month, club president Joan Laporta left the door open for more signings similar to that of Alves.

“I don’t rule anything out. It happened with Dani – age is [just] a number,

“I can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, they’re still playing and contracted to other clubs.

“You never know what happens in life.”