Atlético Madrid negotiating with PSG for Javier Pastore
Atlético Madrid are reportedly deep in negotiations with French Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint Germain over the transfer of Argentine midfielder, Javier Pastore.
Pastore has failed to produce the same performances he showed when PSG purchased him from Italian Serie A side Palermo in 2011 and in order to bring in talent such as Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, PSG have labelled the 25-year-old as one of the players destined to leave the club this summer.
According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Atletico Madrid and PSG have been in talks for several weeks, but only recently have they accelerated to the point where the two sides are close to reaching a deal.
However, Atletico Madrid are in no position to pay anything close to the €40 million PSG paid Palermo for Pastore in 2011, which seems to be the point of contention at the moment, along with Pastore’s wages of €4 million per year.
Atleti has always expressed an interest in Pastore, with manager Diego Simeone even signing off on the player’s arrival last summer, but PSG turned them down, yet due to Laurent Blanc’s lack of confidence in the player, Pastore could be yet another new addition in the Vicente Calderon next season.
Atletico Madrid aren’t the only ones interested in Pastore, as Juventus have also sounded PSG out about bringing the player back to Italy.