Of all the countless trophies and plaudits he’s won over the years, it would appear that Andres Iniesta’s grandest prize is still to come.
Barcelona are due to play Villarreal in La Liga on Wednesday night and, as a parting gift for Iniesta, the visitors have announced they plan to present him with a very special ornament.
#BarçaVillarreal | Hoy en el Camp Nou 🏟, el #Villarreal hará pasillo al @FCBarcelona_es por la consecución del título de @LaLiga. Además, entregará a @andresiniesta8 un Submarino Amarillo de cerámica como homenaje por su trayectoria y los valores que transmite como deportista. pic.twitter.com/tEZiuy77qq
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) May 9, 2018
The message reads:
Today at Camp Nou, Villarreal will make a guard of honour for Barcelona for the achievement of winning the La Liga title.
In addition, we will deliver a yellow ceramic submarine to Andres Iniesta as a tribute to his career and the values that he transmits as an athlete.
So, by the sound of it, Iniesta will soon have to find room for one of these among his World Cup/European Championship-winners medals, his various La Liga trinkets and his golden Champions League dubloons…
As approved by Ringo Starr himself!
It’s only fitting.