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The Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta closed his transfer by Vissel Kobe, from Japan, according to the state network NHK on Wednesday, confirming the rumors that pointed to the imminent arrival to the J-League of the former FC Barcelona player
Iniesta, who will travel to Japan tonight, is scheduled to be officially presented on Thursday at an event that will take place in Tokyo although Vissel Kobe avoided Agencia EFE.
The footballer, who played last Sunday his last game with the Barça shirt and received a tribute from his fans, would join his new team club after playing the World Cup in Russia with the Red.
The operation would have been facilitated by the owner of Vissel Kobe, Hiroshi Mikitani, also president of the giant of electronic commerce and main pat FC Barcelona sprinter, Rakuten.
The arrival of the legendary '8' of Barça had been anticipated by the national media about two weeks ago, and already aroused enormous expectations in the Asian country.