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Pastore: I'd love PSG to sign Higuain

March 3, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore has pinpointed international team-mate Gonzalo Higuain as the player he'd most like to play alongside at PSG, though he admitted it will be difficult for the Ligue 1 outfit to sign him.

Javier Pastore and Gonzalo Higuain Argentina
PA PhotosJavier Pastore and Gonzalo Higuain play together at international level for Argentina

Higuain, 24, is Real Madrid's second top scorer this season with 14 goals but has not always been a regular for Jose Mourinho's side and has only started four of the past ten games.

There has recently been some conjecture that Manchester City are weighing up a summer bid for Higuain, but Pastore says he would be keen for the the Argentina striker to join him in France.

"I'd like to bring over a player like Higuain," Pastore told CNN. "He would be a very important part of our team and could make a big difference in France."

However, Pastore recognised that it could be difficult to persuade Higuain to swap the Bernabeu for the Parc des Princes, adding: "I have a good relationship with him but we haven't talked. He's at Real Madrid, it's not like he's at a club that's smaller than Paris Saint-Germain."

Pastore has sparkled for the Parisians since his €43 million transfer from Palermo last season, and the talented attacker says he has relished the change of scenery both on an off the pitch.

"My first impressions of the club and city were very good. Paris is an incredible city," Pastore said. "It's amazing for someone from abroad who is used to other things.

"The club is also great. We're getting stronger and growing a lot. It's something that makes a young player very happy because the next few years are looking very good," he added.

"When we began the year, the goal was to qualify for the Champions League. We wanted to be in the qualifying spots and go to the Champions League. Now, where we are in the league, we obviously want to be champions because it's within our grasp. But our main aim was always to make the Champions League."