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I Would Prefer To Join Bigger & Better Barcelona, Not Real Madrid - Palermo Ace Javier Pastore

Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore is fascinated by Barcelona as he confronts his future, insisting he would prefer to join them, not Real Madrid.

And it's the lure of Lionel Messi which is playing a key role in helping him to make a decision.

"Joining Barcelona? Oh God. It would be a dream to play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona, it is my desire," he told El Mundo Deportivo.

"I need to continue growing to play for a team like Barcelona. And the fact that Messi plays there is also good like the other Argentinian players.

"Which club would I choose from all the great ones? They are all important, those which we have seen in the papers [Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter], but I like Barcelona the most for their style of play.

"Barcelona are the best and biggest for sure."

Pastore's Real Madrid thesis was brief compared to his Barcelona view.

"Real Madrid are good. And Jose Mourinho is a winner. He plays a different style there," he said.

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