Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has been seen arriving in London ahead of a proposed loan move from Corinthians. Its reported the Blues will pay the 26-year-old £30,000-a-week until the end of the season, with an option to sign him permanently at the end of the agreement for a £12million fee on a three-year deal.
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Corinthians deputy director Eduardo Ferreira has insisted that the Brazil international is close to securing a loan move to the Blues, which could well speed up Remy’s fall down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Pato told Sky Sports:
“I’m so happy. I stay here for my dream. Chelsea is my new home. Thanks to Chelsea for support. Thanks to my fans for support on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I need to play. I don’t know what to say because I’m so happy. I’m very anxious to play and I want to know my new friends and players in the team. I really want to play in Chelsea.”
There’s at least five Chelsea players who earn more in week than Pato will earn in a month! Eden Hazard is on £200k a week, Diego Costa earns £185k, Cesc Fabregas £156k, John Terry £150k and while Radamel Falcao is on £140k. The only two players in Chelsea’s first team squad that earn less are youngsters Kenedy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek so this goes to show how good of a deal this is for the blues.
Pato who was once hailed as the new Ronaldo as a youngster never really lived up to the hype last time he was in Europe mainly due to injuries so this is a great chance for him to get his career going again as his only 26.
Its been two years since he last played for the Brazilian national, but last year, on loan at Sao Paulo, he managed to score 26 goals in 52 games, a career-high.