Chongqing Dangdai Lifan sponsors 'positive' on signing Andres Iniesta
Last Updated: 21/04/18 10:48am
Chairman of the sponsors for Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan has said he is "positive" of signing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta for next season.
Iniesta, who has a special 'lifetime' contract at Barcelona, is expected to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season and had been strongly linked with a move to China.
The 33-year-old Spain midfielder would be a major coup for the little-known Chinese Super League side and the latest in an influx of top-tier foreigners following record-shattering signings in recent years.
"I am positive on introducing Iniesta," Gong Daxing, chairman of the club's title sponsor SWM, told the state-run Xinhua news agency.
"Iniesta's arrival would be beneficial for Chongqing and a great bonus for our brand," Gong added.
The club has yet to comment on the report.
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