Andres Iniesta Set to Leave Barcelona for Chongqing Dangdai Lifan and Earn €30M Per Year

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After spending 22 years at the club, Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has decided to leave his boyhood club and join the Chinese Super League side Chongqing Dangdai Lifan in the summer transfer window.

The midfield maestro has won everything during his stay with Barcelona – the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, as well as the European Championship and the World Cup with the Spain national team.

However, Iniesta feels the time has come for him to leave Barcelona, as he doubts that he can consistently perform at the highest level at the age of 33. Hence, he is looking for a less challenging and physically demanding league – and the Chinese Super League appears to be his favored destination.

If the early reports are to be believed, Iniesta will move to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan and earn a whopping €30 million per season or around €575,000 per week at his new club, which, strangely enough, also vowed to help him establish his wine business in China.

What do you think? Should Iniesta leave Barcelona for the Chinese Super League or should he stay and settle for a place on the Barcelona bench?

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