Liverpool transfer boost: Barcelona fans divided on Tello and Mascherano

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Barcelona fans have divided opinion on whether they believe Liverpool linked stars Tello and Mascherano should continue at the club in a recent poll.

Despite Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers focusing on bringing back the premier League title to Merseyside for the first time in 24 years, he will also have one eye on future transfers this summer.

With the club destined to play in the Champions League, a bigger squad will be required to juggle the strains of a Premier League title challenge and a tough European campaign.

Following Barcelona’s recent ban being uplifted, a number of Catalan stars may wish to leave the Nou Camp giants in aid of regular first-team football.

Two men which have been linked to the Reds over the past few months is out-of-favour Spanish international winger Christian Tello and former Liverpool star Javier Mascherano.

22-year-old Tello has surprisingly found himself regularly named amongst the substitutes by the highly-criticised Argentine boss Gerardo Martino, starting just two La Liga games all season.

Several papers in the English press have linked the exciting youngster with a bargain €10m move to Anfield, and Liverpool’s hopes could be boosted by Barcelona fans’ indifference when coming to his exit.

In a recent poll submitted by Spanish newspaper Marca, 43.9% voted that they would be happy to see Christian Tello sold this summer. In the same online poll, 46.9% would be happy for former Red Javier Mascherano to also depart Barcelona this summer.

The 29-year-old natural holding midfielder has reportedly expressed his interest in returning to the Premier League, and with Liverpool in need of more strength in depth in midfield positions, the Argentine international would be an excellent addition.

With supporters critical to the Barcelona elections, choices regarding players are often decided by the people of Catalonia and if the faithful are willing to accept Mascherano and Tello's departure, then Liverpool could become this summer’s huge beneficiaries.

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