The former Real Madrid sporting director has revealed details of the Royal Club’s failure to sign the Barcelona legend in recent times.
Mijatović, the club’s sporting director, spoke about the reason for the refusal to sign a contract with the Spanish star Iniesta, a former Barcelona legend.
It is worth noting that Barcelona inflicted a serious defeat on Thursday against Real Madrid with a score of 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
The second leg is scheduled to take place at Camp Nou on 5 April 2023 to decide which team will advance to the final.
Details of Real Madrid’s refusal to sign the former Barcelona legend!
Mijatović said in a press interview, “We were close to signing Iniesta, he had a high release clause and we were willing to pay him, but things didn’t go well in the end.”
He added: “He looked like a player I have always admired and was a phenomenon. But there were negotiations with the agent through his father.”
And the former Real Madrid sporting director concluded: “We tried to take advantage when he was renewing his contract with Barcelona and he couldn’t negotiate to sign him, but the deal didn’t go through. place.