Man Utd and Barcelona target happy at Palermo

Pastore has recently been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But Pastore believes Palermo is the perfect place for him to continue his development.

“It’s not yet time to talk about my transfer. We will see later. Now I’m happy to stay in Palermo,” the 21-year-old told Corriere dello Sport.

“This is the ideal place to complete my growth. One day I’ll be ready for the biggest clubs, but now I’m happy where I am.

“I have a contract with Palermo until 2015. If an important offer does arrive and president (Maurizio) Zamparini decides to talk about it with me, the situation could change, but now I think I still have a few years in Palermo.

“When I leave, I will go to a team where I can play. Going now to Barcelona or Real Madrid would mean to stay on the bench if not in the stands.

“I can do a transfer like that when I’m 28, when I’ll be ready.”