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Report: Iniesta Bound For China As Wine Empire Expands

Report: Iniesta Bound For China As Wine Empire Expands

It looks like Andres Iniesta's illustrious career at Barcelona is drawing to a close, with reports that the 33-year-old is set to announce his departure from the club after their Copa Del Rey final against Sevilla on Saturday.

"I already know what I'm going to do about my future. I'm grateful for the affection of the fans, but that won't change my decision", the World Cup winner explained after Barca's exit to Roma in the Champions League quarter finals.

According to Spanish outlet Marca the Spaniard is moving to China, with a wine deal with an unnamed Chinese club one of the reasons for the move. Iniesta runs a wine company called Bodega Iniesta, and it is thought that his club will buy the distribution rights to his product. The midfielder opened his vineyard in 2010, which operates out of his hometown of Fuentealbilla, and has a large range of products on offer on its website, which is available in both English and Mandarin.

AS are also reporting that any switch will include an agreement for his management team to organise a series of children's football camps.

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Iniesta, who has been an integral part of his team for both club and country, will bow out from the international stage at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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