By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
It was confirmed to be Official that Javier Pastore has signed for Elche as free agent after the termination of his contract with AS Roma.
The 32 years old Argentine international posted on his Instagram page following his exit from Roma saying:
“it is not easy for me to leave this club, the city and these fans with the awareness of not being able to meet the expectations that they had for me.
“Anyone who knows me knows how much I have suffered and with what commitment I have worked to try to overturn my destiny.
“Ours was not a lucky story, but in leaving I also feel that I have kept intact a feeling of respect and gratitude towards this city and towards the people who three years ago welcomed me with love and enthusiasm.
“I hope you will soon be able to celebrate great successes: Roma, Roma and their fans deserve them.”
Javier Pastore is an an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Argentina national team.
He began his club career with Talleres and then Huracán in his native Argentina before moving to Serie A team Palermo in 2009 for a reported transfer fee of €4.7 million, from there he joined Paris St Germain in July 2011 then subsequently to Roma around July 2018.