Javier Mascherano joins us from Liverpool. He’s not even 5-foot-9 inches tall, but he plays like a giant. Ramzi will post, once he is finished dancing a mambo of joy. Meanwhile, Busquets gets competition that, as with Keita and Abidal and Maxwell and Pedro!, can only make him better. More importantly, we get a thug. A flat-out. for-sure ass thug. Yes, he has ball skills galore, and is an excellent passer and handler of the ball. He’s Argentine. Come on. But more importantly, he will get all up in that ass.
Daddy likey. The happy number was a 16+6 deal, as in fee and incentives, and that’s in Pounds, rather than Euros. Watch the video, and then wonder about a Busquets/Mascherano trident with Xavi, and whether anyone would ever get the ball past midfield. Our defenders will be able to go out for Barca Xips.