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FC Barcelona News: 24 January 2018; Javier Mascherano to Leave on Friday, Luis Suarez Wins Award

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Agreement with Hebei Fortune for the transfer of Javier Mascherano | FC Barcelona
Javier Mascherano was presented officially as a Barça player on 30 August 2010. After seven and a half seasons in a Barça shirt, the Argentine leaves with 18 trophies amongst his personal list of honours having lived through one of the most glorious periods in FC Barcelona’s history. Mascherano has played 334 games for Barça under five different coaches; Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde.

Barça to hold an institutional farewell ceremony for Javier Mascherano | FC Barcelona
Mascherano arrived from Liverpool and was presented to the fans and media on 30 August 2010. In seven and a half years at the club, he’s won 18 official titles as part of one of the most glittering eras in its history. He made 334 official appearances under five different coaches:Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde.

Javier Mascherano: The human side of a charismatic leader | FC Barcelona
We discover the Argentinian player’s human side and learn more about his family life. He acknowledged that he is a “very rare and lonely” type, who tries to isolate himself from the football bubble, but he also spoke unequivocally about his obsession with self-sufficiency, his fears and the satisfaction of being a father. He didn’t forget to express what it means to play for Barça either. Don’t miss this interview!

Find out Javier Mascherano’s Top 4! | FC Barcelona
The Argentine chooses his favourite in each position on the field, coming up with a German goalkeeper, an Italian defender, a French midfielder and an Argentinian striker. One of these players is a former blaugrana from the 1980s. Who are the mystery quartet? Find out right here in our top 4 video.

Luis Suárez named Player of the Month for December | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has been named LaLiga’s Player of the Month for December. The Uruguayan scored a total of five goals in four games, as well as finding the net in every match that month. His goal in El Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu helped FC Barcelona to an important league victory, and came after he had scored a brace against Deportivo La Coruña and additional strikes against Villarreal and Celta Vigo.

The FC Barcelona players say farewell to Rafinha | FC Barcelona
Rafinha’s teammates say goodbye to the Brazilian midfielder upon hearing the news of his loan to Inter Milan.

When and where to watch Barça - Espanyol | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will play the return leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against RCD Espanyol on Thursday, January 25, starting at 9.30pm CET. Ernesto Valverde’s men will have to overcome a 1-0 deficit to continue in the competition.

Barca close to Tabla deal | Football Espana
Barcelona are closing in on a deal for in-demand Montreal Impact starlet Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, according to reports in Spain. Chelsea were also said to be monitoring the situation of the 18-year-old striker, who has played Under-20 football for Canada.