Magical Messi puts pressure on Barcelona to sign Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano
24 June 2009 05:35
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Lionel Messi would like Champions League winner Barcelona to sign fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano from Liverpool.
'Of course, who would not like to be on the same team with great players like Javier? I hope he comes,' Messi told Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing the Argentina captain, but Anfield boss Rafa Benitez is determined to keep his holding midfielder.
It is suggested the Barclays Premier League club will have to doublehis £30,000 a week wages to keep the Argentina captain happy.
Mascherano has spurred on his suitors by saying he is flattered to be linked to Spain's two biggest clubs.