February 26th, 2014
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.”
December 17th, 2013
The former Ac.Milan player that was ultimately sold to the Brazilian side Corinthians due to the lack of games and the consistent number of injuries he picked up in the Italian club now is being a priority target of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is in search of someone that can partner up with their top goal-scorer Giroud and is one of the options he wants to attempt to sign in January although luring him away from Corinthians might just be harder than initially expected.
Giroud is one of the most influential players for Arsenal and with their latest burst of success at the top of the Premier League, it is important that in case he picks up an injury there is someone who can fill in the gap left by the Frenchman or not just an injury but having more options available and not having all the goal-scoring pressure on a single player which is why Pato is being thought as that player.
Arsenal have had an €8million (£6.61million) bid for Alexandre Pato rejected by his club Corinthians according to reports in Brazil.
Since leaving Ac.Milan earlier in this year, Alexandre Pato’s career is not getting any better. Having played only a limited number of matches for Corinthians and making unimpressive performances for the Brazilian club which includes a dismal penalty in a shootout against Gremio that ultimately eliminated Corinthians from the Copa do Brazil, it seems as if it would just be better for him to make another club switch.
Tottenham Hotspur is also interested in signing the 24 years old Brazilian forward but the English side also failed on securing his services after an initial bid of £12m was rejected. It is expected however that Arsenal makes an improved offer for Pato in the next few weeks as their last attempt on signing him.
November 14th, 2013
Brazilian club Corinthians have stated that there is a possibility they could sell star striker Alexandre Pato in the January transfer window to the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, who have been rumoured with a move for the Brazilian. The former AC Milan striker moved to Brazilian football only last January for £ 12.5 million. He is one of the record signings for the club, but his time at Brazilian football has been disappointing so far. Pato is regarded as one of the greatest talents produced by Brazil since the days of Ronaldo, but he has suffered numerous injury problems since the start of his career.
Even the famous Milan lab were unable to do away with the injury problems, which resulted in the sale. The 24-year-old spent more than five seasons at the San Siro, but it looks like he may not be spending the same amount of time at Corinthians. The Brazilian club spent a lot of money on him hoping to retain the South American equivalent of the Champions League. They are also the current holders of the FIFA Club World Cup title as well. However, it has been a poor season for the team so far.
Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade has said that it is unlikely to see Pato play for another Brazilian club.
“Considering his value, I think it’s hard that he moves to another Brazilian club. If those two clubs (Arsenal and Tottenham) are interested in Pato, we don’t rule out selling him in the winter transfer market,” said Corinthians’ director. “Tottenham had called Corinthians to ask for my transfer. I sat at the table with the club and my agent and I decided I wanted to stay,” said the 24-year-old about his future to a Brazilian TV. Tottenham have been interested in Brazilian strikers for some time now.
August 29th, 2013
Corinthians paid a lot of money to bring Brazilian international Alexandre Pato to the club. The former AC Milan striker is regarded as one of the finest strikers to emerge from Brazilian football in the last decade. However, he has been affected by numerous injury problems in the last few years. This has limited him to making just a handful of appearances for Milan. This subsequently led to the transfer to Corinthians, who are believed to have one of the best medical facilities amongst any other club in the world.
The 23-year-old striker has been a huge attraction since moving to Brazil, but it has not exactly translated into goals on the pitch. He has scored just 11 goals in 35 matches for the club since making the move back in January. However, he recently scored in the 2-0 win over Vitoria during the weekend. After the match, he said that he is still adapting to the style of football at his new club and he expects the adaptation to be over shortly. He has said that he is a fan of long passes, which help him to use his speed and skill to his advantage.
During his time at Milan, Pato scored 63 goals in 150 matches for the club.
“Little by little we are working better together as a team. I am trying to play the way the team does and my team-mates are also trying to adapt to my game. I like long passes because I can use my pace. But when needed I can play as a centre-forward and hold the ball up too,” said Pato. Corinthians have preferred using striker Paolo Guerrero as the main striker. Meanwhile, the 23-year-old has been used as a second striker, which may have limited his ability to score goals.