Javier Pastore says he didn’t want to leave Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window. The Argentina international’s seven-year stay at the Parc des Princes came to an end this summer after Roma shelled out a reported £25million to acquire his services, with the forward putting pen-to-paper on a five-year contract.
Pastore has settled in nicely at the Stadio Olimpico and he opened his account for his new employers in the 3-3 draw against Atalanta in the second Serie A match of the season.
However, the 29-year-old has now revealed he didn’t want to leave the French champions although he knew he had to in order to get more playing time.
“I was not happy to leave, but I was still satisfied because we had won everything,” he told RMC Sport. “I met some fantastic people in Paris, it has always been a perfect city for my family, I was really good.
“Knowing that I had to leave, it was a bit difficult, but it went like this. My PSG moment was over, the club intended to take other players and I did not want to stay on a team for not playing.
“However, the PSG will remain the best club I’ve ever been.”