Javier Mascherano wanted by old club River Plate

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River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio has today admitted his desire to see Barcelona's Javier Mascherano re-join before for this years Club World Cup.

It had long been suggested that the Barcelona midfielder would return to the club where he started his career, however having recently signed a new long term contract, it had not been expected for several years.

Mascherano put pen to paper on a new deal just last year, that would see him remain at the club until 2018, with an option for a further year. The deal also contained a bumper €100 Million release clause.


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The 30-year-old went on to reward the club featuring 28 times in their treble winning season before being named as one of 3 man vice captains following Xavi’s departure earlier this week.

The versatile midfielder spoke about his desire to return to River Plate in January, but hinted at it being a long term plan.

"It would be great to go back to Argentina and River eventually but the reality is that I'm not sure if I'll be in the physical condition to play football at the level River would require, and if River would need a player such as myself at that moment in time.” He exclusively told Fox Sports.

However D’Onofrio’s comments have sparked a frenzy over the future of Mascherano,
“Our desire is that Mascherano plays for River at the Club World Cup,” Marca have reported.

It would be a surprise to see Mascherano return to River Plate so earlier, especially after gaining one of three vice captaincy roles.

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