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Guardiola expresses gratitude after Iniesta announces Barcelona departure

Guardiola expresses gratitude after Iniesta announces Barcelona departure”

Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Andres Iniesta following the midfielder's announcement that he will bow out of Barcelona next month after 22 years at the club.

Iniesta is Spain's eight-time champion, four times victor of the Champions League, six times the country's Cup, seven times the Spanish Super Cup, three times the World Club Championship and just as many times the Super Cup of Europe.

With eight La Liga titles to his name as well as four Champions League honors, his spell in Spain has been a scintillating one, and he knows it.

Barcelona stalwart Andres Iniesta is to leave the club at the end of the season the midfielder confirmed this afternoon.

He has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, with Chongqin Dangdai Lifan with top offficials of the Asian club admitting to negotiations between both parties.

Iniesta shared that the whole process of arriving to the decision took a long time and he had discussion with a lot of people. "Everybody likes awards but that doesn't change who I am".

Iniesta joined Barcelona as a 12-year-old, progressing through the club's youth ranks to become a mainstay of some of its most successful sides ever.

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In total, Iniesta has played for Barcelona 670 times, scoring 57 goals and creating 141. "Barca has given me everything".

He would not be short of offers this summer from the world's elite clubs but Iniesta said that to avoid facing Barca, he will not be staying in Europe.

Barcelona will secure the Liga title this weekend with a draw at Deportivo La Coruna.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also paid tribute to the Barcelona captain, widely regarded as one of the best players who have never won the Ballon d'Or. "At the end of the season you will know where". However, Lionel Messi's presence meant that the spot light was not always on Barcelona's "pale knight" Iniesta. I have said I will never play against Barca, so I won't play in Europe.

Andres Iniesta is the only player to be named man of the match in a World Cup final, European Championship final, and Champions League final.

"That is the good thing about this national team, that we have given joyful days to those anonymous heroes who don't often get the chance to smile".



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