The former Liverpool defender has signaled out to an end to Barcelona’s recent period of success.
Javier Mascherano has played a part in much of that success for Barcelona, helping his side win four league titles and two Champions League titles in past eight years.
However, he doesn’t believe the success will continue in a few years time, with much of Barcelona’s successful core of players reaching towards twilight of their careers.
Barcelona started their golden era under current city boss Pep Guardiola, who guided his team to two Champions League titles and three league titles.
Meanwhile, they are finding their touch again this season leading all the way in the league ahead of Real Madrid. But, majority of their key players are in 30s, while a peaking Neymar left for PSG in the summer.
“Barca’s period of success is coming to an end, I am certain,” Mascherano told Argentine Sports Magazine, El Grafico.
“It is not over yet but I know this will soon be over, as happens to every top club and successful cycle of players, it does not last forever.
“I believe I know when it will be over, but I am not telling you that!”