Andres Iniesta Offered Insane Money In China As Midfielder Considers His Options

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

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One of the greatest playmakers in the history of football, Andres Iniesta has turned down mind boggling offers from China but is now open to a move this summer.

The Spanish international who has helped his club and country to some of the best days in recent times has won almost everything in the game and stands as one of the best player ever in his position.

However, at 33, he has not been able to get into the Barcelona side this season under Luis Enrique having made just 8 starts in the La Liga.

He has been sizzling at times and has largely been ineffective and Luis Enrique will be quick to admit that he cannot be selecting him on sentiment any longer. This might see the midfielder end his stint at the Cam Nou in favor of an insane offer from a couple of clubs in Asia.

The Chinese Super League, the new financial superpower in the world of football, has attracted some top quality in recent times with financial offers that cannot be matched by clubs in Europe.

Iniesta himself was offered a £600,000 a week contract to China at the start of the season but with his contract coming to an end in 2018, he is ready to consider his option.

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According to reports from English media outfit Sun, the Spanish star is wanted by two unnamed clubs in China who are ready to pay similar wages, along with perks like not having to show up in away games, to try and lure Iniesta away from Spain.

Former Barcelona man and legendary defender Carlos Puyol is now acting as an agent and the Iniesta is currently his client. And this report suggests that neither of the parties are happy with the new deal on the table for the player.

The Catalan giants have already offered him a two-year contract extension but Iniesta and Puyol are not happy with the terms and are ready to negotiate with the Chinese clubs if necessary.

The likes of Sergi Roberto, Denis Suarez, and Ivan Rakitic have pushed him down the pecking order and if Barcelona want to spend on another star, they might have to let Iniesta leave this summer.

However, if he wants to be a part of the Spanish squad in World Cup next year, he might have to stay in Spain.

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