Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta has reportedly rejected three offers from Major League Soccer clubs, with the ?midfielder ‘very clear’ that he will see out the remaining two years on his current contract.
The Barcelona legend has scored ten goals and provided nine assists in 39 appearances for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, where he is under contract until 2021.
However, the 35-year-old has been linked with a move away in recent weeks. Argentinian side Estudiantes’ chairman Juan Sebastien Veron ?recently revealed that while his club are yet to begin formal negotiations with Iniesta, there are ‘talks’ about taking the World Cup winner to South America.
“Today, we can’t say that there are negotiations with Iniesta. [But] yes, there are talks. [Trying to sign] Iniesta is something that people will not forget about, regardless of whether it materialises or not,” the former Manchester United man claimed.
?Mundo Deportivo are now reporting that MLS sides LA Galaxy, Montreal Sounders and Inter Miami have all attempted to sign Iniesta ‘in recent months’, but the Spaniard has turned down their offers.
Inter Miami are a brand new MLS franchise part owned by former England captain David Beckham. Most recently, David Silva has been linked with a move when he leaves ?Manchester City at the end of the season, with ?the Spaniard ‘attracted’ to the idea of being the club’s marquee signing in its debut year.
Although there is plenty of interest in Iniesta, Mundo Deportivo’s report states that the player himself is ‘very clear’ what he wants to do. The former ?Barça man has two years remaining on his current deal at Vissel and he has no intention of leaving before that point.
To that end, Iniesta is settled at the club, while his family is enjoying life in Japan. As a result, he has no desire to leave the club.