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Javier Pastore (right)
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to complete the £37million capture of Javier Pastore from Serie A side Palermo, having beaten off competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Such a signing, which Pastore himself confirmed will happen in the coming days, would take PSG to the next level both in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Europa League.
Manager Antoine Kombouaré likes to play with a central attacking focus, preferring to pass the ball through the middle than have to rely on crosses from the wings.
With fast players like Kevin Gameiro and Mevlut Erding up-front, such a style works perfectly with a high-quality playmaker. And that's where Pastore comes in.
The Argentina international only made six assists last season, but what makes him so valuable is the fact he made 73 key passes last season and had a pass completion rate of 73 per cent.
This makes him one of the most consistently accurate passers in Europe. And he received 1877 passes from teammates, the highest number of any player in Serie A and second highest in Europe.
Such statistics, combined with PSG's tactical set-up designed to get the most out a playmaker, show just how much the 22-year old can bring to the team this season.
He also has great finishing ability, scoring 14 goals in the 2010/11 campaign, making him the most prolific midfielder in the Italian top-flight.
Add that to an already prolific attack capable of tucking away the chances they're given, and it's clear Javier Pastore is the man who can lead Paris Saint-Germain to French and European glory.