EXTRA TIME: Gervinho welcomes Javier Mascherano to Hebei China Fortune

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The Cote d’Ivoire international rolled out the red carpet for his new teammate

Gervinho has welcomed Argentina international Javier Mascherano to Hebei China Fortune.

Mascherano ended his trophy-laden career in Barcelona this month after 10 years of service at Camp Nou to team up with the Chinese Super League outfit.

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And Gervinho received the 33-year-old as they both players posed for a picture.

The former Liverpool defender becomes the second Argentine player in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad after compatriot Ezeqiel Lavezzi.