Barcelona player Javier Mascherano has stated that he intends to remain with Barcelona for the remaining part of his career.
He said that he is happy playing with the Spanish team and that he hopes that this continues for a long time. This is the 8th season that Javier Mascherano will be spending with Barcelona.
There was news that Juventus might be interested in signing the Argentina international, but the player later stated that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. Javier Mascherano said that he is focused on his career with Barcelona and that he does not let himself distracted by transfer rumors.
He said that he is only focused on having a good season with Barcelona. He believes that Barcelona have a quality squad and that they will be among the favorites to win the title. However, he admitted that they need to prepare well if they want to have a good start to the season.
Javier Mascherano was also part of the Argentina team that was beaten in the Copa America final by Chile. After the announcement that Messi will be retiring from international football following the defeat by Chile, it was believed that Javier Mascherano would be the next player to announce his retirement.
When asked whether he will play for Argentina again he said that his is a personal decision and that he will keep the answer to himself. However, he admitted that it was a painful defeat in the final, and it hurts a lot to have lost the match against Chile.
Javier Mascherano said that he wants to focus on his club career at the moment and that he will take a decision for his international career later on. At the moment he wants to have rest before preparing the new season.