Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has talked up his desire to return to former club River Plate in a playing capacity.
Mascherano, 33, spent two years in the Argentine team’s first team before joining Brazilian giants Corinthians. He moved to Europe from Brazil and has gone on to enjoy a decade of European football with three clubs namely West Ham United, Liverpool and present club Barcelona.
The Argentina international player disclosed his River Plate wish in a chat with TNT Sports. He said:
“I believe I need to give a chapter of my career to River Plate.”
“My problem is this is not guaranteed and I could be a prisoner of my own words, if the move does not happen I may be accused of lying.
“But the truth is that this is what I have thought about, but I have a good relationship with the club’s president Rodolfo D’Onofrio and we speak regularly.
“My future has nothing to do with money, I used to make my own decisions but now they’re done by my family, I cannot forget my kids and their situation.
“What will I be doing in January or summer? I have no idea.” he concluded.
Any desire to play for River Plate might have to wait until the summer of 2019 with the former Argentina captain still contracted to his Spanish club until then.