PSG Transfer News: Javier Pastore Admits to Future Concerns Amid Latest Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistNovember 27, 2017

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: Javier Pastore of PSG during the French Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and FC Nantes at Parc des Princes stadium on November 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Javier Pastore has said he will consider his Paris Saint-Germain future after being left out of the first team once again for Sunday's crucial 2-1 Ligue 1 win over Monaco.

He was given eight minutes from the bench as a replacement for Julian Draxler, but he has still started just four top-flight matches in 2017-18 and said after the match he will think about his next move, per L'Equipe (via Goal's Iain Strachan):

"I was disappointed. I always want to play, I do not play important matches like in the Champions League or today against Monaco. It was more or less like that all year long. I have already said it, I'm going to think about my future but the important thing is to try to help the team during the 10 minutes that I enter the field."

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder has been excellent when he has played this season, returning three goals and one assist in 394 minutes of Ligue 1 action, per WhoScored.com.

However, it is clear Pastore is behind the likes of Draxler, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the pecking order under manager Unai Emery.

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona recently talked up the idea of the Red Devils signing the Argentina international, per Goal:

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And the playmaker's latest comments are likely to increase rumours linking him with a move away from the Parc des Princes, while interested suitors may enquire about him ahead of the January transfer window.

Pastore's contract expires in June 2019, so PSG may look to cash in on him before the summer when he will only have a year remaining on his deal and the club's negotiating position will be weakened.

PSG's summer splurge on Neymar and Mbappe has left a number of former first-team regulars starved of action this season.

Pastore and Lucas Moura have arguably been the worst affected, and the latter has been heavily linked with Premier League champions Chelsea recently, per Le 10 Sport (h/t the Mirror).

If Pastore is not granted more minutes soon, it seems likely he will agitate for a move away from the Paris giants.