Iniesta will leave Kobe after their home match against Consadole Sapporo at Noevir Stadium on July 1. The club are three points clear after 14 games.
Iniesta helped Kobe, currently fifth in the 20-team J-League, reach the semi-finals of last year's Asian Champions League
Coutinho joined Barcelona in 2018 winter from Liverpool and he was expected to fill the shoes of Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta.
Iniesta has been named as the new captain at J League club Vissel Kobe, a week after German team mate Lukas Podolski relinquished the armband.
“It is normal, (when you) get to a new place (to take time to adjust)," Kyodo News reported Torres as saying after the match.
Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for J League side Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta kicked off a new chapter to his career when he signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe
Andres Iniesta’s journey with FC Barcelona has come to an end, as the midfielder played his last game wearing the Barca jersey on Sunday against Real Sociedad.
Mandela Centenary Cup is one of the events that celebrate the life of South African former President, Mandela.
Iniesta granted his shirt after the game to Real Madrid's captain and his teammate at the Spanish national team, Sergio Ramos.
Iniesta, who announced he will be leaving Barcelona by the end of the season, has had an amazing career on both the club and international levels.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said departing Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta helped him to understand football better
Andrés Iniesta, who announced that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, has received countless messages of support and thanks on social networks.
The Ballon d'Or, awarded annually to the world's best player, provokes endless debate among football fans and pundits each year.
Iniesta started playing for Spain in 2006 and he wore the national team jersey in 123 games.
The Barcelona skipper scored a dramatic 93rd minute goal at Stamford Bridge in 2009 against Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola, who led Iniesta during his time at Barcelona, wants to work with him again and will attempt to sign the legendary midfielder with Manchester City.
Barcelona is now on the top of the La Liga table, but only five points ahead of the ‘rojiblancos’, Atletico Madrid.
Iniesta prevented Chelsea from reaching the 2009 UEFA Champions League finals when he scored a late goal in front of Chelsea’s fans.
Former England striker Gary Lineker revealed on Wednesday that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player in history.