30 Jul '11, 9am

Football: PSG sign Pastore for 43m euros

Football: PSG sign Pastore for 43m euros

ROME: Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Saturday they have sealed the transfer of Argentine international playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo in a deal worth a record 43 million euros ($62 million). A club source confirmed to AFP that Pastore will become the most expensive signing ever in French football, eclipsing the 33.5 million euros that PSG paid to bring Nicolas Anelka from Real Madrid in 2000. The 22-year-old becomes the eighth new recruit at PSG this summer, bringing the transfer tally at Parc des Princes during the close season to over 84 million euros - another record beating the 77.5 million euros that Lyon paid for four players in the summer of 2009. Earlier ANSA news agency reported that the agreement had been struck in London late Friday night, citing Palermo's president Maurizio Zamparini. According to ANSA, the player's annual salary will be in the region of ...

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