Javier Mascherano

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Barcelona locks up Mascherano with new deal

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Javier Mascherano left Liverpool with manager Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2010, and he hasn’t looked back.

Barcelona bought Mascherano for around $22 million, and the club has since won 17 trophies with the relentless midfielder and defender.

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The 32-year-old is not going anywhere, either. Mascherano has signed a new deal to keep him at the Camp Nou through 2018-19.

The captain is 11 appearances away from 300 as a Barcelona player. He has 129 caps for Argentina and has often captained the side.

With Toni Kroos now committed to Real Madrid for the long-term, we have some guaranteed generals in place for many Clasicos to come.