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Major Link Soccer: Iniesta looking to Japan over China

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The Spaniard is likely heading to the J-League instead of the CSL. Peter Vermes signs an extension.

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Seattle

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MLS

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World

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It appears Iniesta to China is over, but Barcelona’s largest sponsor, Rakuten, owns a club in Japan that is after the midfielder. Iniesta now points to Japanese football