Big bucks Ligue 1 side snap up Argentine playmaker.
Paris Saint-Germain sign Argentine international playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo for £38m. (BBC Sport)
Paris St Germain boss Antoine Kombouare refused to be drawn on reports the club were on the brink of making Javier Pastore their latest big-money signing.
PSG have embarked on a summer spending spree since the Qatar Investment Authority bought a controlling stake in the club almost two months ago.
Six new players have arrived at the Parc de Princes, with Salvatore Sirigu and Mohamed Sissoko officially unveiled on Friday as the latest of them.
Sporting director Leonardo has described recruitment as “ongoing” (ESPN)
PSG are fast becoming the Ligue 1 equivalent of Man City as new investors, Qatar Investment Authority, continue to make grand plans for the future of the French club. Javier Pastore has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and was reportedly new Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas’s main summer target but now the Argentine appears to be heading to the Parc des Princes.
The 22 year old Palermo playmaker has had two consistent seasons in Serie A and seems destined to leave his Sicilian club and moves to snap up the Cordoba born attacking midfielder began in earnest once he had completed international duty with Argentina in their ill fated Copa America adventure that led to coach Sergio Batista losing his post.
PSG have already spent over €50m and have brought in the likes of Kevin Gameiro, former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko, Blaise Matuidi and Roma winger Jeremy Menez and it seems they have won the race to bring Pastore to the French capital and are sure to challenge for their first domestic title in almost 20 years.