Brazilian forward happy with current club.
Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has revealed he had several offers to leave Corinthians and return to Europe this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old 63 goals in a six-year spell in Italy, initially looking like a great prospect for the future when he joined the club as a teenager, though his form gradually dipped and he was seen as having failed to live up to his true potential at the San Siro.
This saw Pato sold by the club and return to his native Brazil with Corinthians, where he has picked up slightly, scoring 15 goals in 43 games for the club, and supposedly attracting interest from European clubs again this summer, including Tottenham, allegedly.
However, the Brazil international says he held talks with the club and his agent and eventually decided on staying put, as he has ambitions to help them win silverware.
“I received offers, they called Corinthians, sent a fax, to sign me in the window, but I sat down with the staff, talked with my agent and I told them I wanted to stay,” he told Sportv.
“I wanted to help Corinthians fight for a place in Libertadores.”
Pato has 10 goals in 25 caps for Brazil and won the Serie A title in the 2010/11 season during his time with Milan. He was one of many to fall onto Spurs’ radar this summer as they searched for reinforcements upfront, which also included his international team-mate Leandro Damiao, currently playing for his former club Internacional.