Pastore: “I still see myself here at Roma, my wish is to remain.”

With the summer transfer market approaching, Roma midfielder Javier Pastore reiterated his desire to remain at the club.

The Argentine has been nothing short of a disaster since joining the Giallorossi from PSG in the summer of 2018. He’s the club’s second highest paid player, but has been limited to only 34 appearances in nearly three seasons due to extensive injuries.

Despite Roma’s eagerness for him to leave, Pastore repeated his hope to stay in the Italian capital.

“I still see myself here in Rome,” he said to Spanish outlet AS.

“I’ve always left my mark at every single club I’ve played at and I hope to be able to do this at Roma. Up until this point, I haven’t been able to contribute as much as I would’ve liked. I still have a contract here but the club will put its options on the table.”

He continued, “My wish right now, though, is to continue here. I’ve had a very difficult year and a half but things are finally going well now. I no longer have the hip pain that I dealt with for nearly eight months, so I’m glad that I underwent the operation.”

“Several doctors advised me not to do it, but after talking to the club, I decided to have the procedure. Both Roma and the doctors stayed close to me the entire time, so I’m glad.”

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