Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade has said that he “prays day and night” that he’ll be able to sell former AC Milan star Alexandre Pato.
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The 25 year old has been a huge flop since moving to the Brazilian giants in 2013.
ESPN claim Lazio have shown an interest in the player, and they could be willing to pay as much as £9 million for him.
Pato has been on loan at Sao Paulo since last summer, where he has bagged 11 goals in 32 league games. While at Corinthians he scored 10 in 30 games.
“Everyone knows that Corinthians, pretend, want and pray day and night to sell Pato. Next year he has to perform and respect what he agreed to. The choices are his, not mine”, said the president.
De Andrade even went as far as to criticise his form at Sao Paulo, saying “he has flashes but the technique is not there”.
Corinthians paid Milan £15 million for the player, so will take a sizeable loss on him.