Elche unveil Pastore: “I can still play another 2-3 years.”


Former Roma midfielder Javier Pastore was unveiled by his new club Elche early this afternoon.

The Argentine penned a one-year deal with the Spaniards just hours after he terminated his contract with the Giallorossi—ending his disastrous tenure in the Italian capital.

Pastore, 32, cost the Italian side over €25 million in 2018 and is widely considered one of the biggest flops in recent Serie A memory. He appeared in only 37 matches with Roma after dealing with a host of injuries following his move from PSG.

Despite his struggles to stay healthy, ‘El Flaco’ insisted that he still has a few more seasons of football left in his legs.

“Elche was the first club that contacted me after I terminated by deal with Roma,” he said during today’s presentation.

“I really wanted to play in La Liga and this club has been spoken of very highly to me. I’ve been impressed by the good atmosphere and how much quality is in the squad.”

“I’m 32 but I have at least another 2-3 years of football left in me. I was training with Roma since January without any issues. I spent the past two months out of the team and training on my own, and my goal is to be in the best condition possible.”

Finally, “I’m very happy about this move. I want to bring something to the team and enjoy football with this club. Our goal is to finish higher in the table than we did last season.”