Barcelona open to offers for Javier Mascherano


Guillem Balague is reporting that Barcelona are open to offers for former Liverpool man Javier Mascherano, which could put Liverpool and Arsenal on red alert.

Mascherano joined Barcelona a few years ago from Liverpool, and has played regularly for Barça since, primarily in the centre of defence. Luis Enrique’s arrival has apparently called an end to his time at the Nou Camp, however, with Los Blaugranas seeking to move him on. At times this season, his unnaturalness in defence has been obvious, with the Catalan side regularly shipping goals against the weaker sides in the league.

Arsenal could see Mascherano as the answer to a problematic situation which could see several defensive minded players leave the club.

Barcelona are also apparently open to offers for Dani Alves, Adriano, Alexis Sanchez (who scored a world class strike against Atletico at the weekend) and Pedro, who is one of few players to emerge from their season with credit.


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