Mascher­ano ex­tends con­tract with Barcelona through 2019

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Barcelona says Ar­gentina in­ter­na­tional Javier Mascher­ano has signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion with the Span­ish club through June 2019.

Barcelona and Mascher­ano had made the an­nounce­ment of the agree­ment in July. The con­tract was signed yes­ter­day in the pres­ence of club pres­i­dent Josep Maria Bar­tomeu and other team of­fi­cials.

The 32-year-old Mascher­ano has been with the Cata­lan club since ar­riv­ing from Liver­pool in 2010.

One of the four first-team cap­tains at the Span­ish pow­er­house, Mascher­ano has played in 290 matches and helped the club win 17 tro­phies.

He played in every fi­nal the club was part of since he ar­rived, with the ex­cep­tion of the Club World Cup in 2012.

Barcelona also said yes­ter­day that Ney­mar signed an ex­ten­sion through June 2021.

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