Mascherano with president Bartomeu. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Javier Mascherano signed a new deal with FC Barcelona on Tuesday that will take him through to 30 June 2018.  There’s an option on a further year plus a buy-out clause of 100 million euros.  The deal was negotiated and agreed before the World Cup.

He told reporters, "I’m committed to this Club until the final day of the contract.  I hope I can live up to expectations of the Club”. "I’m really happy tp be in this great club and be part of a squad with such great players.  Let’s hope things go really well for us this season.  We’re looking forward to this season afetr some difficult times last campaign.

I hope I can live up to expectations of the Club

The ceremony was attended by Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, sports vice-president Jordi Mestre and director of football Andoni Zubizarreta.

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