Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is closing in on a move to Liverpool, according to Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade.
As reported by Tutto Mercato Web, the president of the Brazilian outfit claims the Reds are set to secure the services of Pato in the coming weeks.
In fact, De Andrade has admitted that Pato, who is currently on loan at Sao Paulo until December, has expressed his desire to return to Europe for some time, so it now appears that he's set to be handed an opportunity to star in the Premier League.
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"There is an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer in the coming weeks," De Andrade explained to Tutto Mercato Web.
"Pato had long expressed a desire to return to Europe."
The potential signing of Pato will no doubt split opinion on Merseyside. Is he really that good? Will he really be able to score goals on a consistent basis in England's elite division?
Well, one thing is for sure, the 26-year-old will bring a great deal of excitement to Merseyside. Ultimately, he's had a number of ups and downs throughout his career, but there can be no denying that he's extremely talented.
It's a risk, of course, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who could make Pato his first signing, needs to take one or two of those if he's going to secure a place in the top four for his new side.
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