Monday November 8 2010
Pastore: Why not Messi to Palermo?

Javier Pastore has responded to speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona by asking why can't Lionel Messi join Palermo?

It's no secret that El Flaco covets a transfer to the Catalan giants - he said as much only last week in an interview with El Mundo Deportivo.

Speaking after Sunday night's 1-0 win over Genoa, Pastore said: "I know that many important teams want me, including Barcelona.

"I often speak with Messi, but I want to stay at Palermo.

"Actually I am going to tell him to come here!"

Pastore is next in action on Wednesday when Palermo travel to San Siro to face Milan.

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