Mascherano to stay with Barcelona for three more years

Latest signing of Andre Gomes and contract extension of Argentine will boost the Catalans' confidence


Sports Desk July 27, 2016
Mascherano training with his Barcelona team-mates during the 2015-16 La Liga campaign. PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA: Barcelona center-back Javier Mascherano has agreed a new contract extension that will keep him at Camp Nou for three more years.

The 32-year-old joined Barcelona in 2010 from Liverpool, initially as a midfielder, but adapted the role of a central defender very well with his partner Gerard Pique.

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The Argentine has made 51 appearances for Luis Enrique’s side during the 2015-16 last season, winning yet another La Liga title.

Mascherano was rumored to be linked with a switch to Juventus but will face competition from the new signing Samuel Umtiti next season.

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Barcelona has also announced the signing of Andre Gomes, who came from Valencia for a five-year deal for a fee estimated to be around €70million depending on the bonuses.

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