The Straits Times
Published on Jan 04, 2013

AC Milan star Pato agrees Corinthians move


SAO PAULO (AFP) - AC Milan's Brazil international striker Alexandre Pato agreed a four-year deal with world club champions Corinthians on Thursday, the Brazilian side confirmed on their website.

"In the coming days, Pato, who will wear the number seven shirt, will undergo a medical and then sign a four-year contract," said a club statement with the deal believed to be worth 15 million euros.

The 23-year-old Pato joined Milan from Brazil's Internacional in 2007 and played 117 times for the Italian giants.

But his time in Serie A has been hampered by a series of fitness problems - last season, he played just 11 times and has only seven games under his belt in the current campaign.