Pato has officially left AC Milan.
The 23 year old attacker will join Club World Cup winning side Corinthians in an attempt to revive his career during the run up to the 2014 World Cup, which will be hosted by his native Brazil. Pato reportedly turned down opportunities to join Barclay’s Premier League sides Chelsea and Liverpool. AC Milan have received 15 million euros for their number 9. Interestingly, Pato has turned down a sign-on fee in order to secure 40% of any future sale.
I will miss Pato. Everyone knows of his ability and potential, and at his age, there is still a chance for him to hit the operatic high notes he is capable of. He bagged 63 goals in 150 matches for the Rossoneri, lead the team in scoring in the 2008/09 season with 18 goals, and scored 14 Serie A goals to help Milan win the 2010/11 Scudetto, their first since 2003.
YouTube user sally grey made a beautiful tribute video, in which you can remember the good times we had with Pato.
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