Alexandre Pato leaves Milan for Corinthians - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAlexandre Pato has left Milan and joined Brasileirao club Corinthians for a reported fee of €15 million.
AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has returned to Brazil to join Corinthians for a reported fee of €15 million, signing a four-year contract, according to Guardian. His six seasons at the Serie A club were injury-plagued and he missed large chunks of nearly every season.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil may have something to do with this move as the Brazilian striker fell out of favor with Massimiliano Allegri behind Stephen El Shaarawy as a first-choice forward.
At a an average of a goal in just over two appearances, Pato scored 63 goals in 150 matches in all competitions for Milan.
A statement on Milan’s official website read:
“AC Milan can announce that Alexandre Pato has been sold outright to Sporting Club Corinthians Paulista.”
The Club World Cup champions have moved for the 23 year old striker, who ...