Javier Matías Pastore is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national football team as an attacking midfielder. Javier Pastore started his career in the youth system of the Argentine club Talleres. In 2007, he made his debut in the Argentine second division under the wing of manager Ricardo Gareca. During the 2008 season, he was loaned to Huracán of the Argentine Primera. Pastore made his professional debut for Huracán on 24 May 2008 in a 1–0 loss with River Plate. On 11 July 2009 Palermo formally announced the signing of Pastore for five years until 30 June 2014, with the transfer fee being about €4.7 million. His debut was on 15 August in the Coppa Italia, while his debut in Serie A was eight days later. His breakthrough game was on 4 October against Juventus, when he assisted Edinson Cavani's goal in a 2–0 win. In the 2010–11 season, on 14 November, Pastore scored his first career hat-trick in a derby match against Catania. On 6 August 2011, Paris Saint-Germain formally announced the signing of Pastore for a fee of €39.8 million. Pastore scored his first goal in a Ligue 1 match against Stade Brest in a 1-0 win on 11 September 2011. Following a string of good performances in his first season at Italian Serie A level, Argentina head coach Diego Maradona called up Pastore for agame against a Catalan representative team, on 22 December 2009.
Why Gerardo Martino may be wrong in defending Messi and Argentina
Coach Martino can sit and look at the statistics which do prove that his best players go missing and fail to bring their A-game to the pitch for their country. Whereas the same players, are winning trebles and doubles with their clubs.