Jump for joy!
HOSANNAH! Liverpool and Barcelona have finally agreed a fee (rumoured to be £18.8 million) for want-away midfielder Javier Mascherano, and a statement on the Barca website hints that, as personal terms have already been agreed, a routine medical is now all that stands in the way of the Argentine’s move to the Camp Nou.
The statement reads;
“[Barcelona] have now been given permission to speak to the Argentina midfielder.
We have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Mascherano for the next four seasons. The deal was closed after intensive efforts made by the club in the final hours and through the player himself in the negotiations.
“Barcelona will report the details of the operation once the player passes the medical and the transfer is concluded. It is hoped Javier Mascherano will arrive in Barcelona this weekend.”
It’s over, it’s finally over.