Report: Manchester City to make a move for PSG playmaker Javier Pastore

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Manchester City have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore.

According to a report in the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester City will submit a request for Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore within the next few days.

The Argentine international has been on the fringes of PSG’s first-team this season, starting just six Ligue 1 matches, with his last appearance coming at the end of October.

City have had to endure a number of injuries this season, and the absence of Spain international David Silva has evidently coincided with a run of poor results.

The Citizens have blistering pace in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas, but in Silva's absence they lack a ball-playing playmaker to tie it all together.

As per a report in TMW, City are actively looked to rectify their dilemma in January and Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore is the player identified for the task in hand.

The editorial states City will make a request within the next few days ahead of a potential January bid.

Pastore would undoubtedly be a welcome figure at the Etihad Stadium and he would join a number of A-list Argentines such as Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi.

The 26-year-old is capable of playing through the middle or drifting into wide areas, and is most renowned for his ability to unlock defences with mazy dribbles and excellent passes.

He has one goal and three assists in six Ligue 1 starts this season, while during last summer’s Copa America he averaged an impressive two key passes and 2.5 successful take-ons per match.

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