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Pato Rejected The Advances Of Spurs

Brazil striker Alexandre Pato claims that he turned down the chance to join Tottenham Hotspur this season.

Pato returned to his homeland to play for Corinthians last January, after AC Milan called time on his injury-ravaged spell at the San Siro.

His £12.2million transfer fee was actually a relative steal, for a full Brazil international with experience at the highest level, and a natural goalscorer’s instinct.

According to Pato, English Premier League club Spurs had hoped to sign from Milan.

But he is happy with his decision to return to Brazil, which has already born fruit with his recall to the Selecao squad for their recent friendlies against Portugal and Australia.

And so, while a lucrative career in Europe is the ambition of most young Brazilian footballers, Pato has been there and bought the t-shirt. And he is happy to continue his development where it all started.

"Tottenham had called Corinthians to ask for my transfer," he told Brazilian TV station SporTV.

"I sat at the table with the club and my agent and I decided I wanted to stay."

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