Friday June 10 2011
Pastore calls time on Palermo

Argentine star Javier Pastore has announced his intention to quit Serie A club Palermo.

"I feel that the time to leave Palermo has arrived," he is quoted as telling Fox Sports Radio Del Plata.

The creative midfielder is the Rosanero's most wanted player and one who has been valued at over €50m by club owner Maurizio Zamparini this season.

Admired by some of Europe's top outfits, Zamparini has recently started to admit that he could sell the Argentine this summer.

"Pastore is the only player who could leave. It all depends on the boy," the President stated last month.

"He earns less than €1m and if a big club offered him €4m then it would be hard to keep him. Palermo can't afford that and we have to balance the books."

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, Milan and Inter are just some of the sides who have been paired with his signature.

Yesterday Zamparini revealed that Napoli had shown an interest in the South American.

Pastore, who will feature in the Copa America, joined the Italian club for around €5m after a season with Huracan in his homeland.

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