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Vissel Kobe ready to announce signing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta

Vissel Kobe are ready to announce the signng Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta.

Sports Houchi says Iniesta will play the last Barca game of his career against Real Sociedad this weekend before flying to Japan.

It will be announced next week Iniesta has signed with the J-League's Vissel Kobe and he will be presented to the local media.

The connection exists thanks to the owner of Barca shirt sponsors Rakuten, who also is in charge of Vissel Kobe.

Further adding to the speculation is the former president of the Japanese Football Federation and now honorary president and adviser of the Japanese championship, Saburo Kawabuchi, who declared he was "happy" and "grateful" for the decision of Iniesta in "such an important year for the Japanese championship, which celebrates our 25th anniversary."

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