Alexandre Pato joins Chelsea

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Chelsea have completed the loan signing of Brazil striker Alexandre Pato from Corinthians. 

The 26-year-old has signed a deal with the west London outfit for the remainder of the season. 

Once recognised as one of the most exciting young strikers in world football, Pato has failed to come to prominence in recent years. 


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However, he will now be determined to get his career back on track in the Premier League with Chelsea. He's certainly pleased to have signed for the Premier League champions, insisting that the move is a dream. 

Speaking to the club's official website, the dynamic striker stated: "I am so happy to sign for Chelsea. It is a dream for me. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know my new team-mates and cannot wait to play.

"I thank Chelsea for their support and hope I can repay this faith to the club and its fans."

Pato, then, will compete with Spain international Diego Costa for a place in Guus Hiddink's starting XI over the next few months. 

Enigmatic striker Costa has endured a tricky season - he flattered to deceive during the final few months of Jose Mourinho's tenure - but he's started to find some form recently. 

Twitter reacts 

Following the agreement to sign Pato on a temporary basis, Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter. Here's the reaction on social media: 

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