Javier Mascherano has reportedly extended his future with Barcelona after agreeing to a three year deal with the La Liga champions, ending speculation of a move to Serie A giants Juventus.
Mascherano has made 247 appearances for Barcelona since joining from Liverpool in 2010, winning four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.
The 32-year old midfielder according to ESPN has a €100 million release clause in his current deal which runs until 2018, but reports emerged recently claiming that advanced talks had taken place with Juventus about a transfer this summer.
At the time Mascherano spoke of these reports as just a “rumour,” while saying he was “weighing things up” and had to make a decision about his long-term future.
Meanwhile, Barcelona on Wednesday unveiled midfielder Andre Gomes who joined from from Valencia for an initial 35m euros (£29.3m).
Gomes becomes the club’s fourth summer signing, after French defenders Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne joined from Lyon and Paris St-Germain respectively, and Denis Suarez re-signed after a season at Villarreal.