RIO DE JANEIRO, Could 26 (Xinhua) — Ex-Milan striker Alexandre Pato has returned to former membership Sao Paulo, the Brazilian Serie A facet mentioned on Friday.
The 33-year-old joined as a free agent, agreeing to a performance-based contract that runs till December.
“Sao Paulo have one thing completely different. I really feel like I owe one thing to Sao Paulo, the membership that opened its doorways on my first go to, in 2014, and once more now,” Pato mentioned in feedback revealed on the membership’s web site.
This can be Pato’s third spell on the membership, having beforehand worn the Tricolor shirt in 2014-2015 and within the 2019-2020 season.
He has not performed since struggling a knee ligament harm whereas taking part in for Orlando Metropolis final September.
He parted methods with the Main League Soccer membership in December and has since been present process rehabilitation with Sao Paulo medical employees.
“The followers have all the time welcomed me and that is why my affection for Sao Paulo followers is completely different,” he mentioned. “I really feel like this membership is my household.”
Pato, who has 27 Brazil caps and 10 worldwide targets, has scored 47 instances in 133 video games for the Tricolor.
Sao Paulo are at present eighth in Brazil’s 20-team Serie A standings with 12 factors from seven matches to date this season.