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Pastore dreams of retiring in Argentina

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Javier Pastore is playing some of his best football at Roma recently after being loaned out to Italy from the French PSG.

After spending seven seasons in France, Pastore moved back to Italy where it all started.

The 30-year-old’s first European club was Palermo after moving from Huracan in Argentina.

Just two seasons at Palermo were enough to convince PSG to sign him, as the midfielder showed flair and technique at a high level.

However, in his seven years in Paris, Pastore was unable to impose himself as an important member of the squad.

Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Javier Pastore of PSG looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes on March 6, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Even though he did play a lot and managed 186 appearances, even scoring 29 goals for PSG, it feels like the Argentinian’s potential was wasted in his prime years.

Pastore started his professional career in Talleres in Argentine, and he claims that he wants to return there once he’s done in Europe.

Roma’s midfielder spoke to Radio Sucesos, talking about his plans for the future.

“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,” he said, as quoted by Football Italia.

Pastore constantly struggled with injuries, but he feels as good as ever now:

“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.”