Palermo have signed Argentinean midfielder Javier Pastore from Huracan on a five-year deal, the club has announced.
The Rosanero have been deep in negotiations to land the attacking playmaker and they have finally got their man. The move is being seen as a major coup as Palermo beat of stiff competition from major European clubs for the 20-year-old, who is considered to be the 'Argentinean Kaka' by many.
A note on the club's official website states, "US Citta di Palermo would like to communicate that the contract of Javier Pastore has been deposited with the Lega Nazionale Professionisti [the Italian football league].
"His contract expires on June 30, 2014."
Pastore was an instrumental figure in his side's second-place finish in the just completed Argentine Clausura. He is considered by many as a future world-beater.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com