Palermo striker Javier Pastore is confident he will still be with the club next season and believes it makes no sense to move at the moment.
Pastore enjoyed a promising debut campaign in 2009-10 following his arrival from Huracan in July 2009, and he has produced a number of impressive displays this season, reportedly attracting interest from a number of Europe’s bigger clubs.
The 21-year-old has scored seven goals in 14 Serie A games for Palermo so far this season and former team-mate Edinson Cavani – now at Napoli – suggested that Pastore would fit in perfectly in Naples.
Pastore thanked Cavani for his comments but said he was not ready to leave Palermo.
“I would like to thank him again,” Pastore told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “He is a great champion like [Ezequiel] Lavezzi, who is my friend and it will be a pleasure to see him again.
“It was great to play with Edi at Palermo last season. I have not been at all surprised by his recent performance against Utrecht in the Europa League.
“But I am happy at Palermo. Like I said recently, I see myself here next year. Talking about Real Madrid, Barcelona or Napoli has no sense for me at the moment.
“I am only thinking about my team and qualifying for the Champions League, which is an objective in our reach.”