Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pastore inks new PSG deal

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2019.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2019.

The Argentina international, who joined PSG from Italian Serie A side Palermo in a deal worth around €40 million in July 2011, enjoyed an impressive 2014/15 campaign for the French champions, tallying five goals and 12 assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances.

Having won four trophies with Les Parisiens this season, Pastore is now hoping to reach, and win, the UEFA Champions League.

“I’m very happy. This has been the best year of my career,” Pastore said. “This season was special because I played so much and I felt especially comfortable out on the pitch.

“I’m very proud of my season, and also of all my team-mates because without them, I couldn’t achieve anything.

“I hope to keep winning titles here and to play a Champions League final with this team, that’s my main objective now.

“I think we can get there in the next few years, why not next season? I hope so. That’s my aim, to win the champions league, to play a final with Paris Saint-Germain is my focus.”

PSG are priced at 1/50 to win the Ligue 1 title next term.

Taylor signs new four-year contract

Swansea City F.C. left-back Neil Taylor has signed a new four-year deal with the English Premier League side.

Taylor, whose previous deal at the Liberty Stadium was set to expire next summer, joined the Swans from Wrexham F.C. on a free transfer, and has since made over 130 appearances for the club.

The Wales international is now set to link up with Chris Coleman’s side as the Dragons prepare for a pivotal Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium in the Welsh capital on 12 June.

“It was an easy decision,” Taylor told the club’s official website.

“I’m glad we’ve managed to get it done early. Both myself and the club wanted it to happen, I’m really happy and focused on Swansea.

“We’ve been so successful in recent years and the club is really moving forward now.

“Last season was our best yet. We have a young, hungry manager and everything is progressing here both on and off the field.

“The training ground is being developed at the moment and each year we seem to be making big strides.

“But we know that next season this group of players is able to make another big mark on the Premier League and we’re hoping we can do great things again.

“I think we’ll strengthen again this summer, so as a player there is no other place you would want to be right now.”

Taylor tallied two assists in 34 Premier League appearances for the Swans in 2014/15.


Shawn Etemadi



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