Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Mascherano’s agent says "if Barcelona want him, he will sign for them"

Javier Mascherano’s agent Walter Tamer, says his client would accept an offer from Champions League winners Barcelona should they make a move for him states today’s Times. The story goes on to quote Tamer who says:

“If a club like Barcelona want to bring you into their ranks after having completed such a brilliant season and having won everything, obviously as a player, you are going to say, 'Yes, I want to play there'. It is an honour for Javier that a club like Barca to pay such close attention to him. I believe that a transfer would be feasible. If Barca really want him, he will sign for them. He would have a very easy job at Barca. Sometimes we talk and joke that the only thing he has to do is run, rob the ball, and pass it on to all the superstars in front of him. What if Xabi Alonso also leaves? Surely, Rafael Benitez would not want to have both his central midfielders go. It will be difficult, although Xabi's future does not depend on Mascherano and vice-versa.”

It is my strong suspicion that Mascherano’s agent is looking to increase his client’s wages and in turn earn himself commission for any new salary improvement. Gerrard, Torres, Kuyt, Agger and Benitez himself have all recently signed new deals and possibly Tamer feels his client deserves one also. But with Mascherano only signing a four year deal sixteen months ago, an improved contract may not be forthcoming.

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