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Pastore is world class both on & off the pitch

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Although the number of suitors for Palermo sensation Javier Pastore lengthens with every eye-catching performance, the Serie A club’s director Walter Sabatini has warned the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United, that the 21-year-old playmaker dubbed ‘Kaka Argentino’ is likely to cost in excess of €60 million.

 The prodigious Argentina international, coveted by Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson as a teenager, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent weeks, while the midfielder has inevitably been scouted by cash-rich Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City on more than one occasion, yet it appears Palermo have no intention of buckling under the mounting interest from Europe’s elite clubs.

 

 

Having already been tipped by Palermo's president, Maurizio Zamparini, as a future Ballon D’Or winner, Sabatini claims Palermo would not sell their mercurial talent for €60 million.

 

Sabatini told the press: “His valuation is based on the market. Maurizio Zamparini speaks about important figures, but we have no intention to sell.

"Today the president wouldn't even sell him for €60m. Our desire is for Pastore to stay even if we receive important offers.

"He is showing an incredible rate of progress game after game too. He is world class both on and off the pitch."

 

Pastore made his name on loan at Huracan in the 2008-2009 season, and prior to his €8 million move to Palermo in July 2009, Manchester United and Arsenal both reportedly explored the possibility of signing the starlet, only to be rebuffed over work permit issues.

The attacking midfielder, tenuously likened to Real Madrid star Kaka and club legend Zinedine Zidane, has since established himself as one of the most coveted young players on the continent and was strongly linked with Chelsea during the summer.

 

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Pastore Javier

Pastore Javier
  • Current Team: Paris Saint-Germain
  • D.O.B.: 20/06/1989
  • Nat.: Argentine / Italian
  • Offensive Midfielder

 
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