Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has joined first-division J-League team Vissel Kobe after leaving the Spanish club Barcelona.
The move was announced at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday, with the Barcelona legend in attendance.
Iniesta said he looks forward to getting to know his new teammates and playing with them.
He added that he'd like to bring something to the team and help it move forward.
Iniesta was a member of Spain's World Cup-winning national squad in 2010.