Argentina international midfielder Javier Mascherano has penned a new four-year contract with Barcelona.
The 30-year-old is expected to remain a the Nou Camp until 30 June 2018, with the option of a further year addition to the aforementioned period.
The new contract, which is understood to have been agreed before this summer’s World Cup, has a buy-out clause of €100m (£80m).
The ex-West Ham United and Liverpool playmaker said: “I’m committed to this club until the final day of the contract. I hope I can live up to expectations of the club.
“I’m really happy to be in this great club and be part of a squad with such great players. Let’s hope things go really well for us this season. We’re looking forward to this season after some difficult times last campaign.”
Mascherano joined the Catalans from Liverpool in 2010 and has won two Spanish La Liga, the Uefa Champions League and the Co[pa del Rey, among others, during his time at the Spanish club.