After winning a lot of silverware with the Blaugrana’s, Javier Mascherano rumoured to leave the Camp Nou with his contract expiring in 2019.
On 28 August 2010, Mascherano agreed on a four-year deal to switch The Enfield for Camp Nou. Originally being signed as a defensive midfielder Mascherano adapted his new role of centre-back at Barcelona under the coach Pep Guardiola.
Winning 2 Uefa Champions League, 4 La Liga titles and 4 Copa Del Ray titles the Argentine has enjoyed an immense success in Spain.
But at 33 years of age and featuring less frequently under Ernesto Valverde this season even when fit, Mascherano – whose contract expires in 2019 – is aware that his time in Catalonia is running out.
Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti being preferred centre-back for Ernesto Valverde and Thomas Vermaelen recently offered some playing time starting four of Barca’s last five matches.
“There is not much more I can do here” said the Argentine
Mascherano is highly linked to his first club of the career River-Plate this winter transfer window with 18 months still left on his contract.