Mascherano praise for River's Balanta

October 10, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Javier Mascherano has talked up reported Barcelona target Eder Alvarez Balanta, while the young River Plate defender himself says he likes the idea of being the first Colombian player in the Catalan club’s history.

Balanta, 20, has impressed observers in Argentina with his composed displays at centre-back for River, and reports in the Catalan press have claimed that ...

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