Alexandre Pato’s transfer to Chelsea last night should have
happened years ago.

The Brazilian has been in the public eye for so long, you
would think he is 30 by now.

Seven years ago, Pato was set to become a successor to
Brazilian legend Ronaldo. He was playing alongside the veteran striker at A.C
Milan and displayed signs of brilliance.

Pato was developing quicker than what his body could handle.
The youngster endured a plague of injuries, subsequently forcing Milan with no
choice but to leave him on the sidelines.

Pato’s decision to move to Brazil might have looked unusual
for someone on the outside looking in. But it was the right decision.

The move to Brazil saw Pato score a combined total of 55
goals for Sao Paolo and Corinthians. He looks fitter and at only 26, the
Brazilian could be exactly what Chelsea need.

Without risk, there is no reward. The biggest question is
whether he will be able to handle the bigger bodies of the Premier League, and
the cold miserable weather.


Mauro Zárate

West Ham United > Fiorentina


Emmanuel Adebayor to Crystal Palace?

Alex Teixeira to Liverpool?


By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

Follow THE TURF on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

TURF QUARTERLY is now available to request your own FREE COPY!

Featuring Socceroos & Melbourne City FC defender Ivan Franjic on the cover, an exclusive one-on-one with Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, plus much more!

GET IT NOW >> <<