Javier Mascherano has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona. The deal, which was agreed before this summer’s World Cup, ties the Argentina international to the Nou Camp until 30 June 2018, with the option of a further year on top of that.
Mascherano, whose new contract has a buy-out clause of €100m (£80m), joined Barça from Liverpool in 2010 and has won eight titles, including two Spanish La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey, during his time in Spain.
The versatile 30-year-old midfielder-turned-defender said: “I’m committed to this club until the final day of the contract. I hope I can live up to expectations of the club.
“I’m really happy to be in this great club and be part of a squad with such great players. Let’s hope things go really well for us this season. We’re looking forward to this season after some difficult times last campaign.”