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Transfer balls: former Liverpool star Mascherano in tumultuous Barcelona deal

by | 17th, October 2016

Transfer balls: Are Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano, formerly of Liverpool and West Ham United, and Brazil’s Neymar heading to the Premier League? The media has been full of news and views that both want to play in the PL.

Sky Sports brings news that Mascherano has signed his contract extension at Barcelona, committing to the club until June 2019.

 

A statement on Barcelona’s official website reads: “Javier Mascherano put pen to paper on his improved contract extension with FC Barcelona that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2019.”

Facts.

Daily Mirror, March 22, 2016: “Barcelona utility man Javier Mascherano tipped for Premier League return this summer.”

Tipped by whom? The Mirror never said.

Daily Mirror, March 25: “Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano agrees personal terms with Juventus in stunning blow to Nou Camp club.”

Juventus do not play in the Premier League. They play in Italy.

Daily Mail, May 25, 2016: “Barcelona defence in turmoil as Javier Mascherano agrees three-year deal with Juventus”.

He didn’t. He stayed at Barcelona. There was no news.

 

 



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