Tottenham Failed With A Late Pato Move, But Will We See Him In North London In The Future?

It has emerged that Tottenham made enquiries into the signature of Alexandre Pato from Corinthians on deadline day, with reports in Brazil confirming this, but with a little bit of a twist to it.

 According to Bola, a TV programme in Brazil has suggested that the transfer for Pato from Corinthians back to European football would have been for after the World Cup finals had taken place in his native country, but it seems the striker had turned it down and, as an Arsenal fan, thank god he did.

I’ve seen what a fully fit Pato is capable of and it would be genuinely terrifying to face him. I think if the Jermain Defoe deal to QPR deal had gone through like was expected during the days leading up to the final day of summer transfers, then Spurs would have pushed for an immediate transfer from Corinthians to London. But I presume Defoe didn’t receive the backing of Roy Hodgson that he would still be in contention for a place in the England squad if he dropped down a league, and rightfully so, we shouldn’t have to have a striker playing for a Championship team keeping strikers from a league above out of team, especially when it’s Defoe who would find the Championship a cakewalk and easily bag 20+ in the league.

I think every England fan would want a striker in the Premiership who scores 10+ in contrast to more in a lesser league.

It also appears that Pato has shrugged off the proneness to injury that blighted a huge part of his career already and at such an early age he had an attachment of huge potential and capability to him and due to a whole catalogue of muscle tears and strains, and as a result he never really lived up to it at AC Milan and was sold to the Brazilian club for around £13 million pounds last year.

But at Milan he showed glimpses of what he’s capable of and if he is doing it consistently in Brazil like people who I regard with trusted footballing opinions suggest, then he will no doubt return to the zenith of club football like he’s supposed to in the coming seasons. I think a January move is a no-go because of how close it is to the World Cup and if it doesn’t go as well as expected, he could jeopardise his squad place for the finals. So I expect a good showing from the striker in the World Cup and then a move to a Champions League team, with Corinthians making a healthy profit on the 24-year-old (Yep, I hought he was older, too) and then the footballing world is his.