Wednesday February 9 2011
Pastore open to Juventus move

Palermo starlet Javier Pastore has hinted that he would rather join Juventus than Barcelona.

The 21-year-old Argentina international has made no secret of his desire to move to Catalonia, but also has the maturity to admit that he would find it hard to be a regular in the first team.

Speaking while on international duty, Pastore was asked to reveal who he would sign for given the opportunity: Juventus or Barcelona?

"My priority is always to play and so I would say the first of the two options," he said.

"I'd be on the bench a lot at teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid, and this doesn't suit me.

"We'll maybe talk about it again when I am 28.

"Like I have already said, I count on staying here for a couple of other season.

"I believe that if the squad remains young and talented, we can aspire for important objectives.

"Let me explain myself with an example: at San Siro against Inter our season was on the point of taking off. Instead we let Inter come back out of naivety and assorted errors.

"With the experience of this year, I believe that we will not make the same mistakes anymore."