Since Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard :came the manager at Aston Villa, he has been impressed with a ciuooe of players, including Emiliano Buendia. He was voted as the club's player of the month for January after catching the eye in games against Manchester United and Everton and looks to have found his feet at Villa following the arrival of Gerrard. Buendia became the club's transfer record buy following his £35million switch from Norwich City in the summer, but took some time to settle in his new surroundings.

He now looks every bit a top player at Villa and Gerrard is delighted with the progress he has made in recent weeks. Gerrard revealed that the former Norwich man is an angry player in training and is a little competition, but that he does not mind any of that. According to Gerrard, Buendia is a tenacious player and loves to thrive in several situations, having shown glimpses of what he can do when he is up against players. Gerrard also added that the Argentine international star reminds him of his former teammate during his playing days at Liverpool, Javier Mascherano.
For a player of Buendia's status, being compared to such a football legend as Mascherano will come as a huge compliment and the only thing he will have in mind at the moment is to always continue to be a better player with every week that passes.


Former Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has heaped a lot of praise on the club's transfer business in January. The Spanish La Liga giants conducted themselves an impressive set of business deals as they look to finish the season in the top four and to also try to win the UEFA Eurooa League as well. Following series of poor performances since the start of the season, it was clear that the Catalan giants needed to add some more players to the squad to boost the team's morale and that's what they've done.


Three Premier League teams are said to be on the trail of Club America midfielder Pedro Aquino who has been called Javier Mascherano. Aquino has been likened to Argentine football icon Javier Mascherano due to his playing style. The interest of the Premier League teams in the Club America player was disclosed by media outlet Libero.

Leeds United, West Ham United and Brentfordare the three Premier League teams eyeing a move for Aquino. West Ham United fans got to see Javier Mascherano in close quarters several years ago when he joined the club alongside Carlos Tevez and they would be hoping that they can win the race to sign Aquino also called Javier Mascherano 2.0.


Hebei FC fans are keen to save the club from folding up. They have urged the authorities to save the club from going bust.

Argentine football icon Javier Mascherano played for Hebei FC before he called time on his professional football career and the club faces an uncertain future after it was revealed that they could be the next Chinese football team to fold up.

The situation of Jiangsu FC is well publicised after the club folded in February 2021, around 100 days after winning the league in the Chinese top flight. Jiangsu FC became non-existent a few months after winning the Chinese Super League and Hebei FC could follow the same path to give a clear indication that the era of football boom under the presidential era of Xi Jinping has become a thing of the past.


Lionel Messi extended his appearance record in the colours of Argentina after he led outhis team during the World Cup 2022 qualifier against Paraguay.

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New Paris Saint Germain (PSG) signing Messi was able to take his appearance tally to 154 against the Paraguayans thus moving seven ahead of the previous record holder, Javier Mascherano. Retired Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano made 147 appearances for his nation before announcing his retirement.

Ex-Barcelona, West Ham United and Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has thrown his weight behind plans to change the FIFA World Cup tournament from one that's held every four years to one that takes place on a two-year basis.

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Javier Mascherano showed his support for the new proposal to make the FIFA World Cup a two-year tournament rather than a four-year tournament in an interview monitored by John Cross of the Daily Mirror. According to him, he had reservations about the new proposal on the FIFA World Cup tournament until he spoke to Frenchman Arsene Wenger and other colleagues.
Ex-Arsenal manager Wenger has championed the new proposal as he's pushing for it to happen. Javier Mascherano spoke well about Wenger whom he described as a visionary. The retired Argentine national team player is in awe of what Wenger has been able to achieve in the game.


Javier Mascherano signed for West Ham United during the summer's transfer window in 2006 alongside Corinthians teammate Carlos Tevez. Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano stated his desire to play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move to the top teams on the European continent. In the end, Mascherano signed for the Hammers in what was a surprising transfer that turned controversial. He didn't have work permit issues in England since he had an Italian passport via his ancestry.


Javier Mascherano may not be recognized as one of the best players in the world of football during his playing days, but he played for two of the best clubs in the sport and not a lot of players can boast of that fact. Having also played with some of the best players around him at not just the two clubs but also for his country Argentina, he was able to win a couple of titles during his brilliant career as well.


Sergio Aguero is potentially a good signing for Spanish giants Barcelona according to former international teammate Javier Mascherano. Retired Argentine midfielder played with Aguero at national team level for several years and he knows all about his quality.Javier Mascherano talked about Aguero and Barcelona in a recent interview monitored by English publication HITC.

Javier Mascherano believes that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has a high possibility of staying at the club with the signing of Aguero. Messi has a few weeks left on his Barcelona contract but club president Joan Laporta is confident that the club captain will sign a new deal with the Blaugrana.