Tottenham To Try Again For Brazilian Striker

Spurs to rekindle interest in summer transfer target.

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Tottenham look set to try again for the signing of Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato, whom they targeted strongly during the summer, the Daily Star reports.

Pato previously made a name for himself in Europe as an exciting prospect with Serie A giants AC Milan, though his form dipped in the latter stages of his time with the club, which saw him return to his native Brazil.

The 24-year-old scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for Milan, and remains a highly rated talent by Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas, whose side are short of quality options upfront.

Despite the signing of £26m man Roberto Soldado from Valencia in pre-season, Spurs had hoped to bring in another forward player, though they failed to offload the misfiring Emmanuel Adebayor in order to do so.

The north London side continue to be linked with a whole host of names as January approaches, with Juventus’ Fernando Llorente also thought to be high on Villas-Boas’ list, though he could also be tempted to try again for Pato, who is not enjoying the best of times with Corinthians.

The Brazil international has 16 goals in 50 appearances for the side, but could look to move on in the near future.

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