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Xavi, David Villa and Pedro lead tributes to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta is officially leaving Barcelona and the news was quick to spread all over the world.

The tributes have been flowing in from past and present players and they are all united in their praise for the little genuis.

Here’s a look at some of the best:

Xavi: “Partner, teammate, FRIEND. Only your generosity is greater than your talent. It was great playing alongside you! Thank you for so much!”

Fernando Torres: “How many wonderful moments we have lived together!”

Sergio Ramos: Thank you Andresinho!

Pedro: “Thank you for everything, it has been a great honour to play alongside you. Good luck in your next stage.”

Iker Casillas: “It has been a pleasure to be able to enjoy your football for Spain and share the jersey with you. Together we won the most beautiful. Separately, maximum rivalry with the most respect. Good luck in your new stage.”

David Villa: “Thanks mate for having me enjoy so much in the field. And thank you for all that we live together. Thanks for all the magic evenings you’ve given us with him Barcelona! You deserve the best!”

Saul Niguez: “Football will miss you buddy”

Alvaro Negredo: “Always an example. Good luck wherever you go!”

Spain NT: “‘I have been fortunate enough to live magical moments’” We know, Andrés. We know. And they will never leave our memory.

Gerard Deulofeu: “More than football.. What a genius! A pleasure to share moments with you Andriu..”

Albacete: “Andres you knew you had to go to Barcelona and you must continue knowing wherever you go, your card will always be here.”