Pastore lands in Italy as Roma move edges closer

Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore is set to move to Roma after the Serie A side confirmed his arrival in Italy.

PSG midfielder Javier Pastore   -  AFP

Javier Pastore's move to Roma from Paris Saint-Germain edged closer after the Serie A club announced his arrival in the Italian capital.

Reports have indicated Roma has agreed to pay a fee of around €20million to bring the attacking midfielder to Stadio Olimpico, having already signed Justin Kluivert this month.

Pastore fell out of favour at PSG last season, with a lack of game-time contributing to the 29-year-old being left out of Argentina's squad for the World Cup.

After winning five Ligue 1 titles during a seven-year stint at PSG, Pastore will now have a chance to resurrect his career.

Roma's Serie A rival Inter was linked with a move for Pastore during the January transfer window.

However, head coach Luciano Spalletti indicated his wage demands would make the move impossible.

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