Barcelona defender Mascherano: Napoli move was close
Mascherano penned new terms last month.
"The opportunity to join Napoli was there," Mascherano told Il Mattino.
"I have a good relationship with Rafa, but he knows that I could not come and how things have turned out.
"I will finish off my career in Spain and I am very happy."
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