FC Barcelona LogoBarcelona defender Javier Mascherano extended his contract with the Catalan giants until 2019 on Monday.

Mascherano, 32, has become a vital figure at the heart of the Barca back line since being converted into a centre-back by former Barca boss Pep Guardiola after arriving from Liverpool in 2010.

The Argentine international has won 16 trophies, including four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues in 290 games in a Barca shirt.

Mascherano’s buyout clause is set at 100 million euros ($110 million). – Agence France-Presse

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