Javier Mascherano is leaving Barcelona for the Chinese Super League
Javier Mascherano who first move to the Camp Nou from Liverpool in 2010, will move to China after an agreement was reached between Hebei Fortune, who are managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, and Barcelona.
“Javier Mascherano is a new player of China’s Hebei Fortune,” Fernando Czyz, a journalist based in Buenos Aires, confirmed on Twitter.
“There was an agreement with Barcelona and his buyer and the Argentinian… leaves behind one of the best clubs in the world.”
Barca are reportedly in the market for a replacement and are looking at Palmeiras midfielder Yerry Mina for about £10.5m.
Mascherano made his decision to leave Barcelona before Samuel Umtiti sustained an injury and even though Barca wanted the veteran to reconsider his decision, Mascherano is heading to Asia.