Javier Mascherano arrived at Estudiantes de La Plata in early 2020 and since then he played eight games (seven for Superliga and one for Copa Argentina all as owner). When he arrived he signed a contract until June 2021. However, Agustín Alayes the club's technical secretary, surprised by sowing doubts about his future.
" Javier came with a very, very large commitment, convinced to play in Students and we convinced that he is. He has a current contract until June of next year, but the reality is that I think this situation will inevitably put him in a situation of analysis. We have to be close to him and respect any type of situation and decision he may have, "he said.
It was even asked if one imagines that Masche had thought of retirement at this stage without activity. "He is an intelligent boy and I hope he comes back because we would love to have him, but if I tell you that I don't think the idea has crossed his mind I lie to you. I think that in his situation I would be the same, and I think that all the big players right now have the same thing, "he replied.
"It is one thing that it has been a month but it is three months and possibly five or six. We must be close, not suffocate him. Our wish is that he continue and that we can carry out the relationship plan between such an important player and the club , but hey, everything is subject to the times and to the feelings that it may have ", confirmed Alayes in dialogue with radio Rivadavia.
For his part, he was asked about the interest of Boca by Marcos Rojo . "It does not surprise me that he wants it Boca he is a recognized player with a career. I see it difficult for him to play in another club, seeing him with another shirt is strange to me and you never say never, although I don't see him. The idea is for him to stay at Estudiantes, but it is already a decision of Manchester United ", he acknowledged.
In addition, he referred to the images that were released about the defender's quarantine. "The images speak for themselves, Marcos is big and he was wrong. You always learn and I have no doubts that you must have drawn conclusions so as not to make that mistake again," Alayes assured.
Finally, he was delighted with the continuity of Mateo Retegui on loan from Boca . "I would like Retegui to continue," he said at the same time that he "would like José Sosa to return."