If you didn’t already hate players agents then get ready to have your opinion swayed in that direction!
The agent of Javier Mascherano admits a move to Barcelona could be on for the Liverpool midfielder.
Mascherano has been linked with a move to the European champions, and agent Walter Tamer claims his client would be very keen.
“If a club like Barcelona want to bring you into their ranks after having completed such a brilliant season and having won everything, obviously as a player, you are going to say, ‘Yes, I want to play there,'” he told RAC-1 programme Tu Diras.
“It is an honour for Javier that a club like Barca pay such close attention to him, especially after the incredible season they had. I believe that a transfer would be feasible. If Barca really want him, he will sign for them.
“He would have a very easy job at Barca. Sometimes we talk and joke that the only thing he has to do is run, rob the ball, and pass it on to all the superstars in front of him.”
The Source: (tribalfootball.com)
You have to love agents don’t you (mainly because it would probably be illegal to shoot them) comments like these really must aggravate bosses up and down the land. Rafa already has a fight on his hands to keep Xabi Alonso from moving back to Spain and now you have Javier’s representative well and truly stirring the s**t!
Mascherano always struck me as a player who was very loyal to the Liverpool cause but it’s impossible to tell until that loyalty is tested. Clearly Mr. Tamer’s comments are designed to get Pepe Guardiola to act and that is when this could all blow up in Benitez’s face.
The last thing the boss needs is to lose two of his most important players and even though the financial rewards from the two sales would be large it would in no way soften the blow of such a loss. One can only hope that the Argentine has told his agent to stop saying things like this!
Mascherano to Barcelona: Rafa will try to nip this in the bud but there is no smoke without fire!