Tottenham Hotspur made a sensational deadline day swoop for Alexander Pato, according to the BBC south american reporter, Tim Vickery when he appeared on TalkSport.
The former AC Milan striker joined Brazilian side Corinthians in January for a fee of around £13million after a long spell at Milan.
Tottenham have already done business with Corinthians this summer, after they acquired the Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for £17million. Pato had been hyped from a early age, however he has never been able to reach that potential.
When speaking on TalkSport, Vickery confirmed that Spurs had made an offer for the Brazilian striker, however this offer was quickly declined as it was lower than what Corinthians had paid for the player in January.
Vickery said: “Spurs did not even match what Corinthians paid for him, and they rejected it out of hand."
Andre Villas-Boas clearly wanted to add to his striking options on deadline day, as he desperately searched for a second striker that could play with or instead of Roberto Soldado.
After this failed attempt for Pato and the failed loan bid for Demba Ba, it is clear that Spurs were concerned about their strength up-front.
Depending on how Tottenham's season goes until January, then we could see Spurs make a return for the Brazilian. However, you'd expect this to be dependent on whether they can shift either Emmanuel Adebayor or Jermain Defoe.
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