With Barcelona experiencing a moment of instability, Andrés Iniesta wants to return to the club where he has been for more than 20 years and has conquered everything there was to conquer.
The situation in Barcelona is not famous. From club mismanagement to internal fights between management and players, the Catalan emblem goes through a complicated phase, although at the sporting level he leads the Spanish league and is present in the ‘eighths’ of the Champions League.
Andrés Iniesta left Barcelona in 2018, at a time when 'culés' were a winning set, with a unique mentality and game strategy inherited from the years when Pep Guardiola was in charge. Now, playing for Vissel Kobe, from Japan, the Spanish international misses home and studies a possible return, writes the newspaper The New York Times.
Don Andrés, aged 36, believed he left the club in good hands when he left for Asia, in a transfer that pointed to the final stretch of his career.
"I get angry when the things spoken are not purely football", said Iniesta in a recent interview. “Of course it bothers me that people talk about subjects that are not football because they are harmful. Usually, when issues arise that are not football, these situations usually do not end well ”.
Barcelona is going through a conflict period and Josep Maria Bartomeu's place in the presidency is increasingly at risk due to accusations of corruption. In April, six club directors resigned, including Emili Rousaud, who had been named vice president of the ‘blaugrana’ emblem just a month earlier. Rousaud is seen as one of the main successors to Bartomeu in the presidency of Barça.
In January, the club efforts to hire Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta's longtime partner, to replace Valverde at the helm. However, the attempt was broken and it was Quique Setién who took the reins. Barcelona also tried to sign the former player Carles Puyol as a sports director, but equally unsuccessfully.
Iniesta welcomes a possible return to Camp Nou to rescue the club and even appointed half a dozen former colleagues to accompany him. "It remains to be seen whether each of us has the ability to return or not, and in what capacity," said the Spaniard. "We'll see. I would love to return to Barça ”.