The former Barça defender has ruled out a return to the club.
Javier Mascherano has reacted to rumors that he will return to football and play for Barcelona as the team struggles in defense.
Gerard Piqué suffered an injury during Barcelona's match against Atletico Madrid and will probably be out for a long time. Due to the injuries of Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo, the only Barça center-back ready to play is Clement Lenglet.
Rumor has it that Barça is looking to sign a center-back. Mundo Deportivo reported that Azulgrana intends to bring in Javier Mascherano, Defender - A midfielder who played at the Nou Camp for many years and recently announced his retirement. However, Mascherano denied the allegations in a tweet.
“But please,” Mascherano tweeted in response. “There’s no need.”
Mascherano spent eight years at Barça, winning five La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey titles, three Super Cups, and two Champions League titles. Before Barça, he played for River Plate, Corinthians, West Ham and Liverpool, and after Barça, he joined Hebei China Fortune and Estudiantes. He has also represented his country in five Copa América and four World Cups.