Official: Pastore joins Roma


Roma have announced the official passage of Javier Pastore from PSG to the Italian capital. The former Palermo man joins the Giallorossi after having spent the previous seven seasons in Paris. Here is the full announcement:

AS Roma are delighted to confirm the signing of attacking midfielder Javier Pastore on a permanent transfer. Pastore, 29, joins the Giallorossi from French champions Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €24.7 million. The Argentina international has signed a five-year contract with the club that runs until 30 June 2023. Pastore will wear the No. 27 shirt.

“I am very happy to be here at Roma,” Pastore said. “It is great to return to Italy, and to do it with such a great club. “I hope to repay in full all the enthusiasm, support and affection that Roma fans have shown me already.”

“The signing of Javier makes me very happy – because we are talking about the sort of player who can excite the fans who he plays for,” Roma sporting director Monchi said. “In my career as a sporting director I have signed a lot of players, but Javier might just be the one with the most talent.”

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.