Three straight seasons of double-digit goals have made Alexandre Pato an intriguing Premier League target.
The Man United faithful have been doubly upset since their scoreless draw against Newcastle United, and Pedro’s incredible performance for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion has added to the club’s need for a new scoring threat.
According to the Metro, Man United have joined Chelsea in the bidding for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato.
The Metro reported that Pato has been made available for an £11 million transfer after Corinthians loaned him out to Sao Paulo for two straight seasons. Louis van Gaal is believed to be more interested in the Brazilian forward than Jose Mourinho.
The 25-year-old Alexandre Pato has scored 47 goals over the past three seasons between Corinthians and Sao Paulo and has 122 goals for his career.
During the 2010-11 Serie A season, Pato finished with 14 league goals for AC Milan, tied for 8th most in the league along with Zlatan and Robinho as the club won the league title.
Pato was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Golden Boy award, an award to the best 21-and-under player shared by Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling.
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