Argentine newspaper La Nacion are reporting that Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano is about for a transfer to Chinese language Tremendous League membership Hebei Fortune.
The 33-year-old has been on the Nou Camp for seven and a half years, and there have been some rumours of a shock return to Liverpool, whom he left in 2010 for a transfer to Catalonia.
Nevertheless, Mascherano is about to affix the Chinese language outfit on the finish of subsequent month’s switch window as he turns into the most recent European star to maneuver to the riches of China.
AHORA SÍ, CONFIRMADO: Javier Mascherano es nuevo jugador del Hebei Fortune de China: hubo acuerdo con Barcelona y su comprador y el argentino cambia para buscar minutos de titularidad; deja atrás a uno de los mejores clubes del mundo
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He’ll be part of fellow Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi, previously of PSG and Napoli, who has between with Hebei Fortune since 2016.
Two time Champions League winner Mascherano will reportedly signal a two-year deal and the switch itself will likely be within the area of €10m, in line with stories. He can even apparently have a return clause in his contract, which might see him return to the Catalans on the finish of his deal in Asia.
Mascherano will go away the Nou Camp with a staggering 17 main trophies, 331 appearances and only a single aim throughout his time in Spain as he goes to China.
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