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Liverpool Star Set for £21m Exit!

Bad news for Anfield supporters!

The Rumour

Premier League Soccer: Liverpool v Newcastle United MAY 3

Barcelona are closing in on a deal for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

The Sun says Walter Tamer, Mascherano’s agent, met Barca technical director Txiki Beguiristain at the city’s Juan Carlos Hotel yesterday.

Now the deal is a step closer with Barca manager Pep Guardiola willing to pay £20million.

The Source: (Tribalfootball.com)

The Analysis

The speculation is mounting on this one and its beginning to gather momentum and could well have some validity. News surrounding the possible exit of Javier Mascherano is all over the shop and even though Rafa came out in an official statement saying that no offer would be accepted it seems the player’s agent is stirring the s**t, and that’s not good.

The Argentine midfielder would be hugely missed at Liverpool if he did indeed leave and It appears that his representative is doing all he can to make this happen. Either Javier wants this to happen or his agent is just trying to get his percentage, but it seems pretty obvious that if Walter Tamer has met with the Barcelona technical director, then he wouldn’t do it without Mascherano’s blessing!

Whilst Benitez may want to stop such a move, what does he do if the player really wants to leave, as could be the case, surely then he would have no choice but to cash in on the former West Ham man. Hopefully this story will blow over or perhaps its all a big lie!

The Likelihood

Mascherano to Barcelona: Very worrying for Liverpool fans!

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