Tottenham Join Chelsea and Liverpool in Race for Striker

alexandre pato

According to sources coming from the British media outlets, Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Chelsea in the race for Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.

Currently playing for the Brazilian side Corinthians, the Brazilian is eager to return to Europe in a bid to revive his career once again.

Pato left Italian giants AC Milan in 2012 after scoring 51 goals in over 117 appearances for the club.

While the goal tally indicated a decent stint in Italy, it was the never ending injuries that forced Pato to go back to his homeland.

(You’d have thought we’d be looking at a striker with a good injury record after the Falcao debacle).

Since then, he has played for Corinthians and spent 2 years on loan at São Paulo.

With 19 goals in 59 appearances, his agent claims that the striker is gunning to return back to football’s top table once again.

Europe beckons.

The rumour that Tottenham are now after him seems more than a little odd given the fact they already have two in form strikers in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min at the club.

On the face of it, Chelsea seem to be the most suited club for Pato.

Whether Pato would be suited to Chelsea is another question.

In addition to the fact that Pato is younger than all 3 strikers that we currently have, the failure of both Falcao and Remy to produce something significant this season has increased the burden on Diego Costa.

If Chelsea lure him to the Bridge, he could immediately become the 2nd choice striker for Guus Hiddink.