Andres Iniesta with his new Vissel Kobe shirt

The player was presented early Thursday morning Spanish time in Japan

 Andrés Iniesta ya es presentado con su nuevo equipo | Perform

Andres Iniesta, former Barcelona captain, was presented at 9.30am Spanish time on Thursday as a new Vissel Kobe player in Japan. The club is owned by Hiroshi Mikitani, president of the Rakuten group, who are Barcelona's main sponsors, and he is a friend of Gerard Pique. 

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After arriving in Japan in the morning, together with Mikitani, in a private jet, Iniesta's presence created a lot of excitement.

Iniesta said: "The project that Vissel Kobe presented me was the most interesting. Japan is a great country. I would like to start working now and I hope I like being in Japan."

Mikitani said, of Iniesta's arrival: "He's one of the most respected players in the world. Iniesta will have a big impact on us."

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