This one could be the last night Andrés Iniesta in a Copa del Rey final as the captain of Barcelona.
Everything seems to point that Iniesta is leaving the Spanish team after summer. This is a rumor that has been spread and has being increasingly confirmed by the Spanish media. The official announce is expected to be done by the player after the final of the Copa del Rey against Sevilla that will be played in few hours. Actually some bookies are offering excellent odds for this to happen tonight.
Also, the rumor has become stronger after the Chinese media PPTV, operator of the League with rights in China, took for granted the transfer of Iniesta to the Chongqing Dangdai Lifan of Jiang Lizhang.
It is true that the 33-year-old remains a key player for the Spanish team, but according to our sources, Iniesta could earn as much as £600,000 per week with the Chinese team. Becoming one of the most well-paid footballers nowadays, just like his Lionel Messi, that is said to be earning more than £500,000 per week.
We believe that this offer comes from last year, since the arrival of Philippe Coutinho earlier this year seems to be a backup plan placed by Valverde in order to keep his team strong and to make this change less complicated for the team. We can see that Coutinho has been player mostly on the left, but we have reasons to believe that the long-term plan is for him to move into the central midfield position currently occupied by Iniesta.
No one could doubt that the Barça fans are suffering, first Neymar, who was one of the most iconic players of the Catalan team, left to PSG, and now Iniesta, the captain of Barcelona is leaving the team too.
The experienced midfielder has been in the Spanish team since 2001, and he could end his Barcelona career with amazing results: a ninth La Liga title, a sixth Copa del Rey. So far, Iniesta shares with Lio Messi the honor of being the player with the most titles with the Barcelona shirt. They have got 30 trophies since they reached the first team.
Every story has an end and Iniesta’s one in Barcelona seems to be very soon. Its’s only few hours to watch a match that will last for football history. A game we won’t forget and also a good opportunity to bet with the best odds available.