Argentine footballer Javier Pastore leaves Paris SG for AS Roma

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Italian-capital football club AS Roma announced the signing of Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore from French club Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract, which runs through to June 30, 2023. AS Roma said they paid a fee of 24.7 million for Pastore's transfer.

29-year-old Pastore joined Paris in 2011, and since then the Argentine has played over 250 games for the French club. Pastore has scored 45 goals and provided 56 assists. During his tenure at the French-capital club, Pastore has won five each of the French Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue trophies and four each of the Coupe de France and Trophée des Champions. Internationally, Pastore has played 29 games for Argentina, scoring two goals.

After signing the contract, Pastore said,"I am very happy to be here at Roma, It is great to return to Italy, and to do it with such a great club" ((it))Italian language: ‍Sono molto felice di essere arrivato alla Roma, è bello tornare in Italia e farlo in una grande squadra. He added saying, "I hope to repay in full all the enthusiasm, support and affection that Roma fans have shown me already." ((it))Italian language: ‍Spero di restituire pienamente l’affetto che mi hanno già dimostrato i tifosi

Pastore has been assigned jersey number 27, Roma announced via their website. With the arrival of the Argentine midfielder, Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan moved to FC Inter Milan.