Javier Mascherano is staying put…
The 32-year-old Argentine soccer player has renewed his contract with Futbol Club Barcelona until June 30, 2019, according to officials from the Catalan club.
Mascherano has established himself in recent years in the heart of the defense alongside Gerard Pique, making together an irreplaceable duo.
This summer, however, Barcelona has signed French Samuel Umtiti to generate more competition in this defensive point.
Mascherano, according to the club’s official website, will be entering his seventh season at Barça in 2016/17. Signed from Liverpool in 2010, the defender has gained the adoration of the fans for his leadership and effort.
In his time at Barça, Mascherano has always played over 40 matches per season, 282 in total, and has picked up 16 titles along the way.