Javier Pastore has sealed a contract extension that will keep him at Paris Saint-Germain until 2019, the club announced on Monday.Argentinian offensive midfielder celebrating what he terms his best season in Paris Saint Germain`s historic campaign winning four trophies will be with them till 2019 after extending his contract on Monday.
Pastore had one year left on his previous deal and hold told Spanish media last month that talks had stalled on a new deal. He has put the speculation that he might leave the Parc de Princes by dedicating himself to the Ligue 1 champion. The 25-year-old was the first big name to sign for PSG under their Qatari owners in 2011 and his current deal was due to expire at the end of next season.
He was signed from Italian side Palermo for €43million, said the historic campaign was terrific but he had further goals to accomplish with PSG. He was suspended for Saturday`s 1-0 win over second tier Auxerre in the French Cup final
“I am very happy to extend my contract,”Pastore said in a club statement. “I have just enjoyed the best season of my career.I am very proud of this season, but I couldn’t do it without my teammates, so I want to thank them and the coaching staff and all the people who work at Paris Saint-Germain, not only the eleven players who start a match, but the whole Paris Saint-Germain family.”
Following the contract extension, now the midflieder is targeting more silverware after a historic season that saw the Paris club win a domestic quadruple.“I’m very happy. This has been the best year of my career,” said Pastore. “This season was special because I played so much and I felt especially comfortable out on the pitch.”
Another good news in the Parc de Princes will be as it is reported last month that Pastore’s wages would be upped from €273,000 a month to match those of teammate Blaise Matuidi, who earns €770,000 a month.“I`m very proud of my season, and also of all my teammates because without them, I couldn`t achieve anything,” added Pastore.
“Extending Javier’s contract is a strong sign of confidence towards this talented player, who showed his full potential this season,” club president Nasser Al Khelaifi said. “He contributed greatly in the conquest of our historic quadruple.”
Pastore has accrued three league titles, two League Cups and a French Cup winners medal since arrived at the club.