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“Iniesta did really well for them and he’ll get a handshake as soon as I see him.

Barca are understood to be lining up a megabucks swoop for Valencia and Spain hitman David Villa and Hunt added: “They’re not exactly stuck for cash so they could sign whoever they want. Iniesta and his Barcelona team-mates face Dundee United in a glamour friendly at Tannadice on July 26 and last night Hunt vowed to seek out the Spanish superstar.

“There’s a lot of excitement building. Like last year’s game, it will be a great occasion.”

“This time I will just have to wait and see who’s playing before I go for it.”

Byline: By Euan McArthur

NOEL HUNT put his shirt on Spain to win Euro 2008 and he can’t wait to thank Andres Iniesta for swelling his bank balance.

“My brother and I had money on them from the very start and I think we got 16-1 so I’ll have to thank the Barcelona boys when they come to Tannadice.

The Arabs frontman said: “I was in Spain when they won through to the semi-finals and it was crazy because the locals were celebrating in the street.


PUT YOUR SHIRT ON IT: Noel Hunt, Danny Swanson and United boss Craig Levein reckon the clash with Barca will be strictly top drawer

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Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. It will be interesting to see who they bring in between now and the game.

“Thierry Henry scored when Barca beat us 1-0 last season and I was lucky to get his jersey.

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