Friday July 1 2011
Pastore 'told me he wants Roma'

Javier Pastore may be linked with Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City, but Nicolas Burdisso reveals “he told me he wants Roma.”

Palermo have slapped a €50m price-tag on El Flaco and claim there are several overseas clubs ready to pay that sum.

“Javier is a truly extraordinary player, but he told me he really wants to play for Roma,” revealed Burdisso.

The two are together in Argentina preparing for the Copa America, as they are teammates in the Seleccion.

Pastore has been heavily linked with Roma before, but they seemed to back down when the price-tag rose to €50m.

Ricky Alvarez and Erik Lamela are more Argentines who have been linked with the Giallorossi.

“Both are very strong players,” added Burdisso. “I am proud to have chosen the Roma jersey, as this club has my same mentality, that desire to always win.”