Tuesday November 18 2014
Benitez wanted Mascherano

Javier Mascherano claims that Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez wanted to bring him to Serie A - but no offer ever materialised.

The Barcelona midfielder worked with Benitez when the two were at Liverpool, and the Argentinian has told a Spanish radio station that the tactician wanted to reunite in the summer.

“I have a great relationship with Rafa,” Mascherano explained in an interview with Onda Cero.

“We often talk, and this summer I spoke to him about the possibility of joining him at Napoli.

“Benitez and [Pep] Guardiola are the Coaches to whom I owe my entire career, but no Italian team ever made a formal offer.”

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