Wednesday October 30 2019
Pastore: 'End career in Argentina'

Javier Pastore said he would like to finish his career in Argentina, but thanked Roma staff for helping end his injury nightmare.

Pastore, 30, has been in Europe for a decade, since leaving Argentine side Huracan for Palermo in 2009.

Speaking to Radio Sucesos in Argentina, Pastore conceeded that he would like to return to his homeland and finish his career with Talleres, the club where he started out in 2007.

"I want to end my career after having played for Talleres, but obviously there are many factors to evaluate. I don't want to return to Talleres for what I've done in the past, but what I can still do." 

Pastore has been beset with injuries throughout his career in Europe, this has reduced him to only making 14 appearances last season.

"The last two years have not been good. Thanks to the new staff of trainers and the coach (Paulo Fonseca), who have helped me, I have been able to play two games in three days, after so long.

"I still had a contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but I decided to leave because I didn't have space to play in the team anymore. I didn't feel important to the club. I wanted to come to Roma to feel like an important player again and compete for every game."

Pastore played for the French giants for seven years, and was the first big purchase of the Qatari-led takeover of the club, when they paid €42m to sign him from Palermo.

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