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Barcelona tried to bring Andres Iniesta back in January - report

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The club wanted the midfielder back on loan

Yokohama F.Marinos v Vissel Kobe - Xerox Super Cup Photo by Pablo Morano/MB Media/Getty Images

Barcelona reportedly thought about bringing Andres Iniesta back to the Camp Nou on loan in the January transfer window.

According to Sport, the club were in touch with the midfield legend to talk about a possible return, but his club Vissel Kobe weren’t particularly interested in the idea.

Apparently the thinking behind the move was that Iniesta would help Barca return to their renowned style of play amid criticism of the team’s performances.

The report also points out that Quique Setien was asked which legend he’d like the club to bring back in an interview with Barca TV after arriving at the club and said “Iniesta, although he hasn’t retired.. maybe we could still bring him back!” Did he know?

Iniesta obviously stayed where he was and tasted more silverware at the weekend, helping Vissel Kobe beat Yokohama F Marinos in the Japanese Super Cup in a shoot-out that featured nine missed penalties.