Old Trafford boss interested in Parc des Princes playmaker.
Sir Alex Ferguson has earmarked a move for PSG playmaker Javier Pastore as he looks to add more creativity to his Man United side. The Argentine has reportedly failed to settle at the Parc des Princes side and the Man United boss will hope to lure the former Palermo man to Old Trafford in the summer.
Ferguson is looking to sign a goal-scoring midfielder to help boost his first team options and having previously been strongly linked with interest in both Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder the Scot has now identified Pastore as an alternative option. New PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti will be loathed to lose the 22 year old and will fight to prevent the Cordoba born youngster from contemplating a move to the Premier League giants.
Though PSG are top of the Ligue 1 table and Pastore has done relatively well he is still short of the form he showed during his final season in Serie A and this has led to talk of prospective suitors considering making offers for the rangy midfielder.
There has been much speculation that the Argentine international has not taken well to life in France and this has led to talk of a possible exit.
Man United’s midfield options have been greatly limited this season, with Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley being out with lengthy injuries and Anderson only recently recovering from his own lay-off. This led to the short term return of retired veteran Paul Scholes to help act as cover and Ferguson will look for a long term solution to the lack of players who can ably link midfield and attack.
Pastore may feel that though PSG’s new Qatari owners are able to fund relatively big name additions the French side may not be able to ably challenge for top level honours and that a move to a club such as Man United may prove more likely to garner major European accolades.
Perhaps worryingly for PSG, Pastore stated in a radio interview last month ‘I train with great conviction in order to realise my dream of playing with a big team. If I want a team bigger than PSG to contact me, then it depends on me.’