La Copa News 

Mascherano to play final Barcelona games against Espanyol

Javier Mascherano will play his final games in a Barcelona shirt in the two-legged Copa del Rey tie with Espanyol on Wednesday and Thursday, next week. The Argentine defender is said to be leaving the Catalan club in January after dropping to the bench this season and will reportedly link up with his new team-mates in Marbella following next Thursday’s Copa clash with Espanyol. Excellent form from French defender Samuel Umtiti has seen Mascherano’s place alongside Gerard Pique diminish and with his contract due to expiry next summer; the former…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Mascherano could be heading to China

Rumours are rife that Javier Mascherano will be leaving Barcelona later this month. The Argentine, who has formed an integral part of the Blaugrana defence since joining from Liverpool in 2010, looks set to be heading to China. Mascherano is reported to be heading to the Chinese Super League to play for Hebei China Fortune. The appointment should happen within the next week, once Samuel Umtiti has been declared fully fit to return. Now that Barcelona has signed centre-back Yerry Mina early, the Argentine is free to leave earlier than expected….

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La Liga News 

Barcelona sign centre-back Yerry Mina early

Barcelona have completed their second signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to the Daily Mirror. The 23-year-old centre-back joins for £10.5 million and comes just three days after Barca purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. Mina was expected to join the Catalan club in the summer for €9 million (£7.9 million), but with Javier Mascherano on the verge of leaving in January, along with first-choice defender Samuel Umtiti currently on the sidelines, the deal was brought forward. Impressive for club and country…

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Gossip La Liga 

Barcelona must pay €14 million for Palmeiras’ Yerry Mina

Barcelona must pay €14 million if they wish to sign Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina, according to Marca. The Catalan club are facing a crisis in central defence, with Javier Mascherano expected to leave in the January transfer window for China, while Samuel Umtiti is struggling with a muscle injury. The Colombian is already expected to join Barca in the summer for €9m, but could bring him in six months earlier. Early chance for Mina to shine With Umtiti out until February and Mascherano set to leave for around €10m, Barcelona…

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Blog News 

From bench warmer at West Ham to success at Barca – the story of Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano will call time on his successful spell with Barcelona in January, leaving behind a big impression with the club’s fans. “El Jefecito” (The Little Chief) has been remarkable during his time with the Catalan giants, proving his early career doubters wrong on all accounts and with his time at the Camp Nou set to end; we look back on his up and down career. Moving across South America with Carlos Tevez Born in San Lorenzo, Argentina; Mascherano was quickly snapped up by the country’s most infamous club, River…

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Global News 

Mascherano waves goodbye to Barca as China move agreed

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has accepted an offer from Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune, according to various reports in Spanish press. The Argentine defender is said to be leaving the Catalan club in January after dropping to the bench this season. Excellent form from French defender Samuel Umtiti has seen Mascherano’s place alongside Gerard Pique diminish and with his contract due to expiry next summer; the former Liverpool man is looking for a cheap exit in the winter months. Barca, however, are keen to keep him at the club…

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La Liga News 

Mascherano receives Chinese Super League offer

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has received an offer from Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune, according to various reports in Spanish press. The Argentine defender is said to be leaving the Catalan club in January after dropping to the bench this season. Excellent form from French defender Samuel Umtiti has seen Mascherano’s place alongside Gerard Pique diminish and with his contract due to expiry next summer; the former Liverpool man is looking for a cheap exit in the winter months. Barca, however, are keen to keep him at the club…

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La Liga News 

Mascherano discusses end of era at Barcelona

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has discussed the future of the club and believes that the current era of success is coming to an end. The Argentine defender is said to be leaving the Catalan club in January after dropping to the bench this season. Excellent form from French defender Samuel Umtiti has seen Mascherano’s place alongside Gerard Pique diminish and with his contract due to expiry next summer; the former Liverpool man is looking for a cheap exit in the winter months. Barca, however, are keen to keep him at…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Mascherano insists on leaving Barcelona

Good Morning and welcome to our round up of the Spanish Papers for Tuesday, which feature Javier Mascherano’s future at Barcelona. The Argentine defender is said to be leaving the Catalan club in January after dropping to the bench this season. Excellent form from French defender Samuel Umtiti has seen Mascherano’s place alongside Gerard Pique diminish and with his contract due to expiry next summer; the former Liverpool man is looking for a cheap exit in the winter months. Barca, however, are keen to keep him at the club after…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Zidane ready to bolster options in January

Good Morning and welcome to our brief round up of the Monday morning Spanish papers, which feature Zinedine Zidane and his problems at Real Madrid, an interview with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and the race to get Javier Mascherano fit. Spanish daily AS start the morning off with focus on Zidane after the 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. Both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the upright as Zidane’s side failed to get past a resilient Basque defence. Madrid needed three points to put pressure on…

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