Javier Matías Pastore (born 20 June 1989) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for La Liga club Elche.
Pastore began his club career with Talleres and then Huracán in his native Argentina before moving to Serie A team Palermo in 2009 for a reported transfer fee of €4.7 million. In 2011, French side Paris Saint-Germain bought him for a reported €39.8 million. He won numerous domestic honours with the club, including five Ligue 1 titles, before joining Roma in 2018, for a fee of €24.7 million.
At international level, Pastore made his senior debut in 2010, and has since gone on to make over 20 appearances for his country. He represented Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and at three editions of the Copa América, reaching consecutive finals of the latter competition in 2015 and 2016.
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- U.S. Città di PalermoPalermo Football Club, known as Palermo F.C., is an Italian football club based in the Sicilian city of Palermo originally founded on 1 November 1900.
- Elche CFElche Club de Fútbol, is a Spanish football team based in Elche, Province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, the club competes in La Liga, holding home matches at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, with a capacity of 33,732 seats.