Palermo Starlet Javier Pastore Pleased By Real Madrid Interest

The 21-year-old, however, intends to honour his contract in Sicily...
Palermo midfielder Javier Pastore has claimed that he is flattered by interest from Real Madrid, but is aiming to stay with and help the Serie A side qualify for the Champions League.

"For us the desire is the Champions League - we lost out by two points [last season]," he revealed to Il Corriere dello Sport.

"We want to try again with the strength of a year behind us and being accustomed to playing together. last year we finished fifth, so the goal is to do better."

The Spanish giants have been linked with a move to the exciting Argentine, who put in a brilliant performance for the Rosanero in their Europa League qualifier against Maribor, but he is eager to succeed in Sicily.

"It's nice to know you are wanted by great clubs. I know that this season there will be talk about the market again," mused the former Huracan star.

"But I will only consider it when [Palermo president Maurizio] Zamparini or my agent tells me there is a real opportunity to move on. I don't think about it, I have a contract with Palermo until 2014."

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