June 26, 2018 / 2:15 PM / 2 months ago

Roma sign midfielder Pastore from PSG

(Reuters) - Roma have continued their transfer spree by signing attacking midfielder Javier Pastore from French champions Paris St Germain on a five-year contract for a fee of 24.7 million euros (21.76 million pound), the Serie A club said on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Amiens SC vs Paris St Germain - Stade de la Licorne, Amiens, France - May 4, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Argentina international Pastore, who was omitted from the nation’s 23-man World Cup squad, joined PSG in 2011 and has made 269 appearances across all competitions for the Ligue 1 side.

The 29-year-old, who has 29 caps for Argentina, has won five French league titles along with 14 other domestic trophies with PSG.

"It is great to return to Italy, and to do it with such a great club," Pastore, who played for Serie A side Palermo from 2009 to 2011, told Roma's website here

“I hope to repay in full all the enthusiasm, support and affection that Roma fans have shown me already.”

Pastore is Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco’s eighth signing of the close season window and his arrival comes hours after the club signed defender Davide Santon and midfielder Nicolo Zanio from Inter Milan.

Roma finished third in the Italian top-flight last season, behind champions Juventus and second-placed Napoli.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Alexandra Hudson

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