Corinthians star Alexandre Pato, currently on loan at Sao Paulo, will be offered to at least three Premier League clubs this January, according to the Evening Standard.
The Brazilian loanee has rediscovered his scoring touch back in his native land during his loan spell, after which he is due to return to his parent club. Corinthians are reportedly demanding a fee in the region of £11 million, which Premier League suitors will deem affordable.
The 26-year-old has unfinished business in Europe and is working hard with his representatives to make the move possible. Pato endured an indifferent spell at AC Milan, with whom he spent five years, due to persistent injury troubles.
BECOME A WRITER
Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay3
Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are expected to go toe-to-toe as they vie to sign the former Brazil prodigy. Arsene Wenger’s side will likely appeal to Pato most with the attractive style they play, but Spurs and Liverpool will be keen on his signature to enhance their Champions League hopes.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are unbeaten in the league since the opening weekend and the Argentine will wan to add more firepower to ease the pressure on star man Harry Kane. The north Londoners will have little issues with the price if Pochettino tries to push the deal through.
Jurgen Klopp is beginning to stamp his authority at Liverpool, whilst the lure of playing at Anfield has become more attractive due in no small part to the German's arrival.
Fantastic away wins at Chelsea and Manchester City have given the Reds renewed optimism of Champions League football and this could be a big factor in Pato’s decision.
The Brazil international scored 51 goals in all competitions for Milan before moving to Corinthians for just over £12 million in 2013.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms