Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has said that Andres Iniesta’s expected departure from Barcelona at the end of the season will be a massive loss both to the Catalan giants and Spain’s top division.
Iniesta has made over 600 appearances for Barcelona and over 100 appearances for Spain since his professional debut in 2002. The 33-year-old agreed a new ‘contract for life’ in October of last year but the deal allows him the option to leave on a free each summer.
The most recent reports have linked Iniesta with a move to Chinese side
“This week I will make the decision public. There are many emotions, many feelings, many years.
Torres has been quick to praise his former international teammate, explaining, as quoted by Diario SPORT:
“Andres hasn’t announced it publicly yet, but he has the right to decide. I know what Barcelona means to him. He joined the club as a child and left his family behind to fulfil his dream. Everyone should respect whatever he decides.