Agent - Masch would join Barca
Javier Mascherano's agent says the midfielder would join Barcelona if the Catalans come calling.
Last Updated: 09/06/09 11:00am
Javier Mascherano's agent says the Argentine midfielder would love to join Barcelona if the European champions come calling.
The Reds midfielder has become a vital part of Rafa Benitez's plans since signing a five-year contract back in 2007.
While the 24-year-old has recently said he is happy at Anfield, his agent Walter Tamer claims Mascherano would gladly jump ship.
Tamer told Catalan radio station RAC-1: "If a club like Barcelona want to bring you into their ranks after having completed such a brilliant season and having won everything, obviously as a player you are going to say 'Yes, I want to play there'.
"It is an honour for Javier that a club like Barca pay such close attention to him, especially after the incredible season they had. I believe that a transfer would be feasible. If Barca really want him, he will sign for them.
"He would have a very easy job at Barca. Sometimes we talk and joke that the only thing he has to do is run, rob the ball, and pass it on to all the superstars in front of him."
But Tamer does admit the move would be made more difficult if Liverpool agree to sell Real Madrid-linked Xabi Alonso first.
"What if Xabi Alonso also leaves? Surely, Rafa Benitez would not want to have both his central midfielders go. It will be difficult, although Xabi's future does not depend on Mascherano and vice-versa," he said.
"The transaction would certainly happen, but the first to leave will have more options."