Now I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but fear that I could sound like abit of a tit (which isn't anything new really!).
If Mascherano was to go to Italy or Spain, surely his game would have to change slightly. Our league is the most physical in europe, which suits his style down to the ground, hard tackles etc. But if he goes abroad he will have to restrain himself and not go in so hard, surely? Yes I know his tackle completion rate is really good, but how many times have we seen in european game with a foreign ref, even if you get the ball, if you take the player out too, you'll be penalised. Atleast here the refs are slightly more lenient.
I'm not trying to make a case for him to stay, even though I want him to, but if he goes else where, surely he realises he won't be able to play the same kind of football he does with us?
Like I said, I could sound really stupid, but it's something thats been niggling at the back of my mind for a while now!