BARCELONA legend Javier Mascherano could be set for a stunning return to the Nou Camp.
Mascherano, though, would be coming back to Barca as a coach for either the club's B team or one of their youth sides.
That is according to Sport, who claim there is a "consensus" among the Blaugrana hierarchy to reinstate the ex-Liverpool star.
The former midfielder, who also used to play at centre-back, has already kicked off his coaching career as manager of Argentina's Under-20 side.
Mascherano helped Barcelona reach tremendous success during his eight-year stint with the Catalan giants.
The Argentine great won five LaLiga titles, five Copa del Rey trophies, three Spanish Super Cups and two Champions Leagues.
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The 37-year-old amassed a total of one goal and eight assists in 333 appearances before his departure in 2018.
Mascherano joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2010, following a successful four-year spell in the Premier League.
The former River Plate star initially joined West Ham from Corinthians in 2006.
But he left the Hammers soon after and joined Liverpool where he registered two goals and seven assists in 139 games.
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Mascherano was among the driving forces that led the Reds to the 2007 Champions League Final in Athens.
The Merseysiders lost 2-1 to AC Milan that night as the Rossoneri avenged the 2005 Miracle of Istanbul.
The Argentine joined Hebei China Fortune after leaving Barcelona and then returned to Argentina for Estudiantes in 2019 before retiring a year later.
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