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IT'S OFFICIAL - Javier Mascherano will leave Barcelona this month.
The club have confirmed that Mascherano is set to depart the Camp Nou. He'll receive a farewell ceremony on Wednesday. Fitting for a club legend.
The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona, and it's finally set in stone. The money-rich Chinese Super League, and even a return to Liverpool have been muted.
The writing was on the wall following Barcelona signing Yerry Mina from Palmeiras as defensive cover for Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti.
It brings an end to a trophy-laden seven-and-a-half-year spell.
Mascherano with a Champions League winners medal around his neck. Image: PA
After arriving from the Premier League in 2010, Mascherano has raised silverware an impressive 17 times while with the Catalans giants. From the La Liga title to the coveted Champions League, on two different occasions.
Four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and a couple of UEFA Super Cup's as well as FIFA Club World Cup's. You get it, he's won the lot.
:three::three::four: games- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 23, 2018
All the trophies :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/22mVygjGxB
Barcelona have confirmed Javier Mascherano will leave the club after seven-and-a-half seasons.- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 23, 2018
334 games :runner:
18 trophies :trophy:
1 goal :soccer:
The club will hold a farewell ceremony at 11.00am CET tomorrow in honour of his career at the European giants. pic.twitter.com/zT6FLJXi2B
Barcelona announce that Javier Mascherano is leaving the club.- totalBarça (@totalBarca) January 23, 2018
Thank you for your service, El Jefecito. A true legend. pic.twitter.com/bZPWJLfL4l
Barcelona confirm that Javier Mascherano will leave at the end of the season. Should Liverpool make a move for him?- Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) January 23, 2018
All the best in your next footballing venture, Javier. Could we see Mascherano back at Anfield? Watch this space.
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