A recent study called 'Football Transfer Review 2012' by Prime Time Sport has concluded that Javier Mascherano was the worst signing in Europe last season, considering his price and minutes played. Other players who failed, always according to this study, were Mario Balotelli, Kolarov and Gourcuff.
On the plus side, the best 5 signings were, in this order, Toure Yaya, David Villa, David Silva, Ibrahimovic and Di Maria.
- I am not a fan of people who don't have a clue about football and spend their time critisizing players for no reason.
Mascherano didn't play that many minutes during the first half of the season simply because he was adapting to the Barça style and Guardiola's formation. Once he overcame those difficulties, he became pivotal to our defense and even started at Wembley, winning our 4th Champions League in the process.
Whoever says signing Mascherano was a mistake is either blind or simply knows less about football than a flower pot.
JAVIER MASCHERANO: QUALITY ARGENTINIAN MUSCLE FOR THE PEP TEAM!!!!!