The decision for Mascherano was taken

After nearly eight years at Camp Nou, Javier Mascherano says “goodbye” to Barcelona and leaves, the Catalan newspaper Sport informs. The 33-year-old footballer has been a hardback since the start of the season and that’s why the management will allow him to take over to the Chinese Hebei Chaiya Fortune. Officially this will be announced in the coming days.

It was supposed that the Spaniards would want at least 10 million euros, but it was eventually decided to have a transfer even at a lower amount. The management is pleased with Masche and will not hinder it because the Asian proposal is very good – a contract for three seasons for which he will receive 21m euros from salaries.

El Happy was told he was free to sign with the Chinese and go to the East.