ALEXANDRE PATO’s days at Milan are numbered as he could be officially sold by tomorrow.
Milan will be looking for a striker as Alexandre Pato and Robinho are very likely to leave the club this January after both explicitly asked to end their adventure at the club, at least temporarily for a Brazil move.
A lot of people will probably bet on the super bowl but only few would’ve bet on Pato facing an exit after six years when he joined one Milan in ’07 as he was expected to become one of the biggest things in football.
Pato experienced many injuries in the past years which stopped his progress and his value drastically decreased; last January Milan refused a €35 million plus bonuses bid for Pato from Paris Saint-Germain but now the Brazilian is all but set to move to World Champions Sport Club Corinthians Paulista for €15m.
“The decisive meeting with Adriano Galliani will be this afternoon or tomorrow morning. The situation is heading towards its definitive conclusion,” Corinthians’ director Duilio Monteiro Alves told the Brazilian press earlier today. Milan Vice President Galliani landed in Sao Paulo on Thursday at around 17:15 CET and as said by Duilio Monteiro, the meeting will take place today or tomorrow and the deal will be finalized.
Silvio Berlusconi told the press today that Pato expressed desire to return to Milan in the future. Berlusconi also claimed that he hopes to keep Robinho but that seems unlikely with Santos closing in on him.