Javier Mascherano farewell ceremony - Auditorium 1899, Barcelona, Spain - January 24, 2018 Mascherano holds a picture with FC Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu during ceremony. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Argentine international defender Javier Mascherano was unveiled as the Chinese Super League's most high-profile signing in a year Wednesday as he joined Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona.Mascherano will take the number 14 shirt -- the same he wore at Barcelona and for his country -- and team up with another Argentina international, Ezequiel Lavezzi, at Hebei, who are based in the northern city of Qinhuangdao and are coached by former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.Tevez, a team-mate of Mascherano's at West Ham United more than a decade ago, became a reviled figure in China and recently said that his stint in Shanghai -- where he earned a reported 730,000 euros a week -- was "a holiday".
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