Liverpool Set to Complete £24m Barcelona Midfielder Deal

Anfield midfielder on his way to the Nou Camp?

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There is a similar case going on with Argentinean captain Javier Mascherano. According to Barcelona, Mascherano is also joining the club. Officials from the club have even stated that the agreement has been drawn.

Mascherano to the contrary has announced that he wants to make a move to Inter Milan, where he wants to join his former manager Rafael Benitez and enjoy a change of club. (

Whilst there are undoubtedly some Liverpool fans who are not best pleased with the manner in which Javier Maschearano has tried to engineer an Anfield exit it is also true that despite this he put in a very good display against Arsenal on Sunday but a move is still on the cards with Roy Hodgson admitting that for the right price the midfielder can leave.

Now it appears that a move to Barcelona is very much a possibility with this source claiming a deal is practically done. A move to the Catalan club may well be something of a mistake for the Argentine as he could well struggle to secure a regular first team spot at the club due to the likes of Sergio Busquets being Pepe Guardiola’s first choice defensive midfielder, hence the departure of Yaya Toure to Man City.

It is thought that the Merseyside is looking for at least £24m for Mascherano which in todays market seems like a very fair price for a player thought to be one of the best in his position across Europe.

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