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Barcelona coach Valverde welcomes Mina; admits Mascherano departure

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy to talk transfers after their thumping Copa del Rey win over Celta Vigo.

After the 5-0 rout, Valverde admitted it could've been Javier Mascherano's last game for the club. The defender is due to sign for Hebei China Fortune.

Valverde said: "We are going to wait, people appreciate him a lot for the time he has been here."

The coach also spoke of new signing Yerry Mina.

He said: "He is a player that the club has been following for a long time, we think he can help us, he is young, with projection and self-confidence for the game.

"As he adapts to our game, to the Liga, to European football... he requires a process of adaptation and we hope he can help us during the season."

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