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Mascherano gets enhanced Barcelona terms

Published: Friday 27 July 2012, 14.49CET
Javier Mascherano has agreed to extend his FC Barcelona contract until June 2016, the midfielder-cum-defender having won a sheaf of titles since coming to the Camp Nou in 2010.
Mascherano gets enhanced Barcelona terms
Javier Mascherano is committed to Barcelona until 2016 ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 27 July 2012, 14.49CET

Mascherano gets enhanced Barcelona terms

Javier Mascherano has agreed to extend his FC Barcelona contract until June 2016, the midfielder-cum-defender having won a sheaf of titles since coming to the Camp Nou in 2010.

Javier Mascherano has agreed terms with FC Barcelona to extend his contract by two years until the end of June 2016.

The defensive midfielder, who can also operate as a centre-back, will sign his new deal in the coming weeks. The 28-year-old has appeared in 58 league games for the club since arriving from Liverpool FC in August 2010. In that time he has won one Liga title, the Copa del Rey, the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League, the 2011 UEFA Super Cup and, last December, the FIFA Club World Cup.

Capped 81 times by Argentina, and occasionally chosen to captain his country, Mascherano started his career with CA River Plate and represented SC Corinthians Paulista before arriving in England in 2006, briefly playing for West Ham United FC before settling at Liverpool.

Barcelona enter the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League in the group stage.

Last updated: 27/07/12 14.53CET

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