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Alexandre Pato spent 6 seasons in the Italian club Ac.Milan before being transferred to Corinthians. During his initial opening seasons in San Siro, he made his way into the first team with ease and as well as making a number of standout performances which saw him scoring 6 goals in 4 matches but the Brazilian attacker was plagued with injuries that forced him to be out of action for a considerable period of time.
His consistent series of injuries was one of the main reasons on why the board of Ac.Milan decided on selling him to Corinthians. Pato is currently playing in Sao Paulo and he has hinted out a return to Italy.
“Italy is marvelous and still remains in my heart. A return? We’ll see what happens.” Pato told reporters during a press conference.
If Pato is indeed interested in making a return to Italy or another league, this is a good opportunity for Arsenal on making a move for the Brazilian forward as Arsene Wenger previously attempted on signing him but their offer of €6.6 million was rejected by Corinthians back in January.
There even are reports of Internazionale de Milan being linked with a move for Alexandre Pato. If the 24 year old forward is unable to perform with his new club Sao Paulo, much like with what happened with Corinthians there is a possibility of him making a move to Europe as there are a number of clubs interested in signing the former Ac.Milan player.
Napoli, Arsenal and Tottenham are all clubs that have displayed interest in Pato but considering the past underwhelming seasons of the Brazilian player, his price tag is significantly lower than some years ago when he was shining for a short period of time with Ac.Milan.
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Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has reflected on scoring his first goal for his new club Sao Paulo after making the move in the January transfer window. The striker has gone through several troubled periods in the last few years. He initially moved back to Brazilian football with Corinthians. However, the move has not done him any favours and after falling out with the club, he moved to São Paulo in January. Following several injury problems over the last few years, Pato has been slowly recovering in the last few months.
The club recently managed a comfortable win over CSA in the Copa do Brasil. Alexandre Pato scored the opening goal in the 3-0 win. Apart from hosting his chances for being in the squad for Brazil 2014, Pato has also opened his account for the new team. He’ll also have a great chance to build his relationship with the new team. This was especially not the case with Corinthians fans, who stormed into the training ground and attacked him. Pato says that this goal proves to be the one of many that may score for São Paulo, who have started the league campaign with a win and sit second in the table after one match.
“I’ll devote myself more and more to bring a smile to every Sao Paulo fan. I was surprised when they started singing my name, it made me very happy. I have to thank the fans for the affection they gave me at the stadium, it was phenomenal. For this to happen again depends on me. I was thrilled because it felt like my first career goal,” said the striker. Pato was once hailed as the next big thing from Brazilian football and he made £ 18 million move to Milan as an 18-year-old.
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News for Pato fans who have been eagerly waiting for updates on the soccer star’s transfer- The Brazilian football hero would be staying back in his native country for the time being.
The interesting bit is that there has been a swap agreement among Sau Paolo and Cornithians, the esteemed Brazilian football club. According to the agreement, Pato from Cornithians would be shifting to Sao Paolo and Jadson from Sao paolo would be coming to Cornithians.
Pato has moved on a loan deal of 2 years whilst Jadson is on permanent contract.
Both the Brazilian players are backed by their individual glorious achievements in Europe in near past, while playing with 2 of the most distinguished Euro soccer clubs. Pato has been really successful with AC Milan & Jadson had quite a prosperous stint with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Pato was most likely to get back to Europe and some of the most high-profile clubs from Italy, England & Spain were reported to be noting his situation. However, Pato is to stay in his native land this time after receiving his former squad Cornithian’s permission to sign up with Sao Paolo.
Mano Menezes, the famous coach at Cornithians informed the press about the swap agreement with Sao Paolo involving the two Brazilian soccer heroes. “Regarding Jadson & Pato, the swap agreement came up a great possibility. We had discussions and finally concluded that in the present light of circumstances such an agreement would be the best possible solution for both the clubs”, stated the former coach of Brazilian national football team while asked to speak about the recent swap deal.
“Jadson would be a fantastic option as playmaker, he is somebody we are in need of. Pato hopefully understands the situation & so Sao Paolo.”
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