Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta is reportedly keen for a move to Australia’s A-League, according to a report from Spanish media outlet Sport.
As reported by Sport, the 33-year-old has rejected Chinese side Chongqing Lifan and is understood to prefer a move to A-League.
Meanwhile, Football Federation Australia (FFA) is set to make contact with Andrés Iniesta’s management to see if Iniesta’s interest in an A-League stint is for real, AAP claimed on Tuesday.
It is understood that four clubs, including Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers, are showing their interests in the Barcelona great.
“We will determine with [the CEOs] how this is going to work – do we go out and use $3 million to go and hook one big fish, or three small ones?” A-League chief Greg O’Rourke told AAP.
“There’s some history that would say that [Alessandro] Del Piero, when he was here with [Emile] Heskey and Shinji Ono was actually quite amplifying.”
On the other hand, O’Rourke revealed that if they miss out the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner as expected, their approaches have already been made to other potential A-League recruits in recent days.
On Tuesday morning, reports out of Japan suggested that Barcelona captain could announce Vissel Kobe as his next destination later this month.