Javier signs on
2008 – Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano signed on permanently for £18.6m, having been on loan from West Ham United for thirteen months. He netted twice in 139 outings in total, signing on permanently for £18.6m in February 2008. He left for Barcelona in a €22m in August 2010.
On the same day, ex-reserves forward Conal Platt joined Rushden & Diamonds on loan from Weymouth, while former second string right-back Stephen Vaughan moved to temporarily left Chester City