Javier Pastore denies 'time to leave Palermo' quotes but admits exit is likely if 'good' offer arrives

The Argentine has indicated he has made no comments about wanting to quit Palermo in the summer but reiterated that if a decent package for him and the club materialises, he'd go
Palermo star Javier Pastore has issued a statement on his official website stressing he has never voiced his wish to leave the Italian club but repeated his stance that a tempting offer to the Sicilian club would see him depart.

The playmaker was earlier today quoted by Fox Sports-Del Plata as saying the time for him to quit Palermo had come, but the 21-year-old has now indicated he has never made such remarks.

"Many people have asked me via Twitter if I had truly said it was time for me to leave Palermo (as published in Fox Sports)," a statement from the midfielder read.

"The truth is I have never said that, I would never say something like that, I am very fine at Palerm, comfortable and happy.

"What I said, and I repeat it every time I am asked, is that if an offer arrives which is interesting and good for me and the club, I will look at it together with my club and my agent."

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini noted he is "resigned to losing" Pastore in the summer, in what appears to be a clear indication the highly-rated Argentine could move on before the new season commences.

The Argentine wonder has attracted a host of suitors across Europe after an impressive two years with Palermo, whom he joined from Huracan in 2009. He has been recently linked with a move to Roma while Manchester City and AC Milan have also been credited with interest.

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