The former Barcelona star claimed that Lionel Messi's future at the Camp Nou is one that depends only on him and his family.
Javier Mascherano and Messi have played for both Barcelona and Argentina for many years, but retired Mascherano refuses to adviseLionel Messi
Messi's future has been the headline in Barcelona for the past few months. The Argentine star could join other teams as a free agent next summer and is also currently legally allowed to negotiate with other clubs.
Mascherano said, speaking on Wednesday afternoon to reporters, as cited by Diario Sport: “
I see him in a good moment, beyond the fact that Barcelona is not going through its best moment. His body language and his performances have not changed, they are the same as he has been producing for 15 seasons
“Will he decide to stay at Barcelona? I would never dare to give Leo advice. It is a personal decision that he will have to decide within his family. As a friend I will support the decision I make.”
Mascherano played in 334 games for Barcelona between 2010 and 2018.