September 3rd, 2014
Alexandre Pato is a player that could never fulfill all the expectations and prospect that originated ever since Ac.Milan signed him from Internacional on August of 2007. The Brazilian attacker made a stunning start to his career in Europe as the young player finished the 2009-09 season on a high note by becoming the top goal-scorer for Ac.Milan with 18 goals and in the next season he became the first Brazilian to receive the Serie A Young Footballer of the Year award.
His career started to decline when a series of injuries made him unable to play for a significantly long period of time. During his last 2 seasons for Ac.Milan, Pato only managed to make 15 league appearances before he was eventually offloaded to Corinthians.
Even with his consistent series of injuries there still are a few clubs in Europe that are interested in signing him and this is the case of Inter Milan as well as Sampdoria. Both Italian clubs have launched offers for Alexandre Pato but the Brazilian youngster has no intentions of leaving Brazil anytime soon.
Pato shut down rumors involving him with a return to the Italian League, Serie A as he said: ‘’I am in a big club and I want to win trophies here. I have received a number of offers from different clubs in Europe but my intention is to continue playing at Sao Paulo’’
Alexandre Pato is currently performing for Sao Paulo on a loan deal which runs up until December of 2015. The 24 years old Brazilian player was not in the plans of Corinthians’ head coach Mano Menezes and this is why Corinthians agreed on allowing Pato to join Sao Paulo on an extensive loan contract.
July 14th, 2014
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.
May 23rd, 2014
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.